What is the treatment for Snapping Hip Syndrome?
Snapping Hip Syndrome is a condition that frequently resolves spontaneously, so the majority of patients respond well to non-surgical therapies alone. Modifying and/or reducing physical activity is essential to the healing process. A combination of rest, ice, massage therapy, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) is encouraged for pain and inflammation management. A tailored physical therapy program with an emphasis on hip stretching often provides the best recovery outcome in addition to preventing another injury. Occasionally, targeted injections with steroid, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), or stem cells may be utilized.
Some individuals with additional underlying hip conditions, such as a cartilage injury, loose bodies, or femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), may not respond well to non-surgical treatment measures. These instances typically require surgical intervention to correct these underlying issues. If surgery is necessary, Dr. Patel will formulate an individualized treatment plan to meet the patient’s specific needs. Dr. Patel is frequently able to accomplish the necessary revisions through a minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure involving a small camera (arthroscope) and specialized surgical instruments. A postoperative rehab protocol directed by Dr. Patel is essential to a full recovery after surgery for Snapping Hip Syndrome.