Hip-Pop: What to do When Your Hip is “Popping”

Dr. Kelli Westhues

A tight psoas can cause pain in the front of the hip. You may notice a “popping” or “snapping” in the front of the hip. This can also contribute to low back pain.

Commonly found in:

-People who sit a lot for work or spend a lot of time inactive.

-Athletes involved in resistance training and any sport that involves running can also develop psoas pain from overuse.

Treat with:



Stretches in this series

-Runners lunge

Standing psoas stretch

-Hanging psoas stretch

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