If you have chronic popping in the hip joint, you should have it examined by a orthopedist. The presence of pain is also a major indicator to have it examined. If the issue is not addressed, it is possible for athritis to develop as you get older. If the popping is being caused by a tendon snapping across a bone, you could develop issues in which the tendon and muscles weaken and cause chronic pain and inflammation.
J David. Abraham, MD
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
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Will my hip popping affect my joint and muscles when I'm older?
Aaron Nelson , NASM Expert, Sports Medicine, answered
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