So my hips have always cracked slightly when I stretch them sideways (abduction) but in recent years my right one has gotten really bad. I can actually make it sound like a pepper grinder, although it doesn't hurt much. (It just creeps the hell out of my friends and family.) The discomfort has increased though. A few years ago I went to physio for it and was told that it was just "loose joints" and "snapping hip syndrome" and I was given some exerices to strengthen my hip muscles and correct some muscular imbalances I had. Everything that I have read about snapping hip syndrome says that there is a snapping sensation when the hip moves forward-back, such as when walking or liftin the leg up. This doesn't happen to me. I only get the strange sound if I deliberately try to crack my hip to the side, which I now have to do more frequently because of the slight increase in discomfiture. Anyone else out there with this?
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Does anyone else have "pepper grinder" hips?