There are many possible sources of hip pain. Runners often experience a ‘snapping’ sensation in the hip area which may be arising from tight muscles and tendons. Older populations may suffer from arthritic hip joints. Bursae situated between bones and tendons may become inflammed and become a source of pain. A proper examination of your hip and surrounding area will help narrow down the cause of your pain and a treatment plan tailored to your condition can be recommended.