SNAPPING HIP SYNDROME
Other than snapping, many patients do not have pain. The location of the snapping is a good indicator of the offending structure.
Snapping at the hip is often due to tendons that snap over bony prominences or bursae. Occasionally, abduction (moving the leg towards the mid-line) may cause a suction effect similar to joint gapping with manipulation. Even more rarely, a loose body may be found in the joint. However, with loose bodies, there are accompnaying signs of mechanical blockage of movement.