Snapping Hip Syndrome

Snapping hip syndrome is a term used to describe three distinct hip problems:

• The first is when the iliotibial band snaps over the outside of the thigh (Trochanter major).

• The second occurs when the deep hip flexor (Psoas) snaps over the front of the hip joint.

• Finally, tears of the cartilage, or labrum, around the hip socket can cause a snapping sensation.