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Snapping Hip Syndrome

  • What is Snapping Hip Syndrome?

    Snapping Hip Syndrome (also called Dancer’s Hip or Iliopsoas Tendinitis) is a painless popping or clicking sound around the hip joint. Snapping Hip Syndrome is characterised by a snapping sensation and/or an audible ‘snap’ or ‘click’ noise around the hip when you move. It frequently occurs in runners, soccer players and dancers, and is most common in people aged 15 to 40 years. The condition is simply an annoyance for most people, but it can cause pain and weakness.

    The three types of Snapping Hip Syndrome are:

    • Iliotibial Band Snap, the iliotibial band is a thick tendon over the outside of the hip joint
    • Internal, the iliopsoas tendon is the primary hip flexor muscle, and the tendon of this muscle passes just in front of the hip joint
    • Intra-Articular, tear of the cartilage within the hip joint
  • The causes of Snapping Hip Syndrome include:

    • Leg length discrepancy
    • Ligament laxity
    • Movement of muscle or tendon over a bony area
    • Prolonged exercise
    • Repetitive hip movements
    • Tight Iliotibial band
    • Weakness in the muscles around the hip
  • Symptoms include:

    • A snapping sound
    • Noise around the hip joint when bending or extending your hip
    • Pain that decreases with rest and when you reduce your activities
  • Treatment typically involves:

    • Applying ice
    • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
    • Reducing your activity levels
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    • Ang Chia Liang

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Island Orthopaedic Consultants Pte Ltd
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #05-42
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6352 0529
    • Ang Kian Chuan

      Specialty:
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      Clinic:
      Orthosports Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-41
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6734 8168
    • Bell David Paul

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      Clinic:
      Orthosports Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-41
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6734 8168
    • Bose Kamal

      Specialty:
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      Clinic:
      Bose Bone, Joint & Spine Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #14-12
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67387155
    • Chan Beng Kuen

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Orthopaedics International
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #06-03
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67376386
    • Cheng Wei Nien

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Cheng Orthopaedic Spine & Recon
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #03-03
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6735 1825
    • Cheung Tin Lung Alan

      Specialty:
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      Clinic:
      International Orthopaedic Clinic
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #05-24
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6253 7111
    • Chew Tec Hock Jeffrey

      Specialty:
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      Clinic:
      Centre For Orthopaedics & Hip & Knee Surgery
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #16-10
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6738 2628
      Clinic:
      Centre For Orthopaedics And Hip And Knee Surgery
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-34/35
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6684 5828
    • Chew Yoon Chong Winston

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      Clinic:
      Hand Surgery Associates
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-51/52/53
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6690 5690
    • Chin Pak Lin

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      Clinic:
      The Orthopaedic Centre (Novena)
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #09-42
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6339 5063
      Clinic:
      The Orthopaedic Centre (Orchard)
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #08-02
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6235 3689

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