Snapping Hip Syndrome
Natural Remedies

Snap Back into Action: Natural Remedies for Dancer's Hip

| Modified on Feb 26, 2023

Snapping hip syndrome, also known as coxa saltans or dancer's hip, is a condition where a snapping or popping sound is heard when the hip joint moves the leg. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including the movement of a muscle or tendon over a bony structure in the hip joint, inflammation of the hip joint, or a tear in the cartilage of the hip joint.

Dancer's hip can cause pain and weakness in the hip, and if left untreated, it can lead to more serious conditions such as bursitis or osteoarthritis.

While medical treatments such as physical therapy, corticosteroid injections, and surgery can be effective in treating snapping hip syndrome, natural remedies can also provide relief from the symptoms. In this article, we will explore some natural remedies and supplements that can help alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with snapping hip syndrome.


Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a crucial role in many physiological processes in the body, including muscle contraction and relaxation. Some studies suggest that magnesium supplementation may help reduce muscle cramps and spasms, which are common symptoms of snapping hip syndrome. In addition, magnesium oil applied topically to the affected area can help alleviate muscle pain and stiffness.


Turmeric is a spice used for thousands of years in traditional medicine to treat a wide range of conditions, including joint pain and inflammation. Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Several studies have shown that curcumin can help reduce joint pain and inflammation, making it a potential treatment option for snapping hip syndrome.


Ginger is another natural remedy with anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce pain and inflammation in the hip joint. Studies have shown that ginger extract can help alleviate pain in patients with osteoarthritis, which shares many similarities with snapping hip syndrome.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. They are found in oily fish, such as salmon and mackerel, as well as in supplements like fish oil. Some studies suggest that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation may help reduce joint pain and stiffness in patients with osteoarthritis and other inflammatory conditions.

Chondroitin and Glucosamine

Chondroitin and glucosamine are two dietary supplements that are commonly used to treat joint pain and inflammation. Chondroitin is a substance that is found in cartilage and glucosamine is a substance that is found in the fluid that surrounds joints. Some studies have shown that chondroitin and glucosamine supplementation can help reduce joint pain and inflammation, making them potential treatments for snapping hip syndrome.

It is important to note that while natural remedies can be effective in treating the symptoms of snapping hip syndrome, they should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment. If you are experiencing severe pain or weakness in your hip, it is important to see your doctor to determine the underlying cause and receive appropriate treatment.


In conclusion, snapping hip syndrome can cause pain and discomfort, but there are natural remedies and supplements that can help alleviate the symptoms. Magnesium, turmeric, ginger, omega-3 fatty acids, chondroitin, and glucosamine are all potential treatment options. As with any treatment, it is important to consult with your doctor before starting a new supplement or remedy.


  • Nakamura, J., Nakamura, T., & Fukunaga, M. (2018). Magnesium supplementation improves muscle function in exercise-induced muscle pain. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, 48, 166-171.
  • Daily, J. W

Continue reading below to learn what Earth Clinic readers recommend for this condition. Please let us know what helped you!

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Posted by Glitzy Feather (Dallastown, Pa) on 06/28/2020

My hips/back 'click'. And when I bend over and come back up, pain is killer in right hip/back. Not fun! Am in physical therapy for Scoliosis which Dr thinks is what is causing my hip pain. I am not so sure! They say I have arthritis, Bursitis, Scoliosis, and Snapping Hip Syndrome. And no cures for any. Pain management. I hate taking meds. Physical Therapist suspects it is more muscles/tendons with me.

I see nothing on Earth Clinic about Snapping Hip Syndrome. Anyone ever deal with it? Correct it? Also, possibly Fibromyalgia. Yes, I am a mess. Tired of pain interfering with my life. Waiting on CBD oil I ordered to try for the first time for pain. Hope it helps but would still like underlying issues all corrected. Was told I did not need surgery for the scoliosis. May have had that all my life and never knew. No xray to compare it to.

Anyone else sound like me, and if so, do you have a suggestion for cures? THANK YOU!

Replied by Diane

Okay I figured it out the other maneuver I did that really helped. Laying down on your side of your affected leg. Bend your knees of your affected leg so that you're able to grab your foot from behind. Now stretch your other leg downwards as though you're trying to tiptoe. You should feel your affected leg's joint roll back in. Do this a few times and repeat whenever necessary. This was most effective for me.