Snapping Hip Syndrome Follow-up

Updated: Aug 30, 2017
  • Author: Joseph P Garry, MD, FACSM, FAAFP; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Patients may return to activities as tolerated. The return to sports activities is safe once the patient is free from pain and is capable of demonstrating sports-specific activities. This generally requires full flexibility at the involved hip, and recovery of at least 90% of the strength of the involved lower extremity as compared to the uninvolved lower extremity.

For individuals who present with internal snapping hip in the absence of any pain or limitation, activity is generally not restricted; however, the authors find it prudent to fully assess the iliopsoas complex and implement an appropriate course of flexibility training and strengthening of the hip stabilizers (with attention to the iliopsoas and hip flexors) in order to prevent further problems.



The primary goal for prevention of snapping hip syndrome is maintenance of good flexibility and strength in the hip and pelvis. [2]