Multifaceted Physiotherapeutic approach in Snapping Hip Syndrome: A Case Report

Authors

  • Deepali S. Patil
  • Shivani R. Uttamchandani
  • Pratik Phansopkar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14281

Keywords:

Snapping hip syndrome, Coxa saltans, Snapping sound, Snapping sensation, Dancers hip, Rehabilitation.

Abstract

Introduction: Snapping hip syndrome or “coxa saltans,” sometimes called as dancer’s hip, is seen in ballet
dancers. It is a condition caused by the movement of tendon or a muscle over a bony eminence in the hip in
which snapping sound is heard or snapping sensation is felt when a person walks, runs, swing leg around
or get up from a chair. Snapping Hip Syndrome is just associated with the snapping sound and no such
discomfort or pain is felt. Patients chief complaints were Low back pain radiating down her right leg and
sometimes a click sound heard in her right hip. Experts estimate that 5 to 10 percent of the population has
snapping hips with no symptoms or pain, and no treatment is necessary. On the other half some individuals
has irritating pain which requires treatment or surgery. Diagnosis of External Snapping Hip Syndrome was
confirmed when detail evaluation of patient was done using Special test - SLUMPS and Straight Leg Raise
(SLR) test, Faber’s test and Ober’s test and Harris Hip Score was also noted.
Conclusion: This case report provides a comprehensive rehabilitation plan that helped relieve pain, spasm,
increase strength and range of motion. Physiotherapy intervention includes stretching of the tighten muscle
and purposeful strengthening to decrease pain and disability of patient. Physiotherapy treatment is found
to be best to resolve patient’s chief complaints. Improving the disability and Social skill improvement was
checked by using Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS) and Quality of Life (QOL).

Author Biographies

Deepali S. Patil

Associate Professor, Department of Musculoskeletal
Physiotherapy, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, Datta
Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi Meghe,
Wardha, India-442001

Shivani R. Uttamchandani

Resident

Pratik Phansopkar

Assistant Professor, Department of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Ravi Nair
Physiotherapy College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences , Sawangi Meghe, Wardha, India

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

Deepali S. Patil, Shivani R. Uttamchandani, & Pratik Phansopkar. (2021). Multifaceted Physiotherapeutic approach in Snapping Hip Syndrome: A Case Report. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 97-102. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14281

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