Yes, it's a real thing. Yes, I was diagnosed with it about 10 years ago.
Popping Hip Syndrome, also known as Snapping Hip Syndrome, is something that I have had ever since I can remember. Every step I take, I can feel a light 'pop' inside my both of my hips. Apparently, this is caused by a tendon snapping over my hip bones. In the past, it has only caused me discomfort and slight pain after walking long distances or running. This pain only lasts about a day or two after the activity and never was very severe.
I have always wondered if being pregnant would effect my popping hip syndrome and this week, I am afraid I have found the answer. My right hip has caused me excruciating pain the past couple of days... pain that keeps me awake at night, on the verge of tears... pain that makes me walk with a limp... pain that I can not ignore. I still do not know, for sure, if this is a symptom of pregnancy alone of if it is from the popping hip syndrome, or both. I am just trying to think of ways to make the pain subside at this point: warm bath, heating pad, ice pack, etc.