Around the hip muscles there is an envelope that is responsible for packaging, this wrap is especially thick on the outside and forms a fibrous band called «ileotibial band». In certain people because of its anatomical characteristics this strip is especially tense and when passing over the trochanteric area of the femur, it rubs against it and produces a click.
Appears a snap that can be accompanied by pain on the outer side of the thigh at hip height, usually occurs with certain movements of the hip joint such as those that are made when going up or down stairs.
It is especially frequent in young people and with laxity of the joints. Typically in teen dancers.
It usually improves with rehabilitation, performing stretching exercises of the ileo-tibial tract in order to reduce its tension. In rare cases, surgery is required, which consists of making small sections in the tension areas.