Currently I am 19 years old suffering with internal snapping hip syndrome.
I can pretty much always 100 percent count on my hip snapping when i bring it into flexion and externally rotate my leg outwards. I've been dealing with this since i was 16, when I went through a minor stress fracture in my L-4. Just 2 weeks later I started experiencing symptoms of internal snapping hip, and I've been trying relentlessly to fix it ever since. Treatment for my fracture was being put in a boston overlap brace about 2 months after the injury (had to get MRIs and catscans) and my orthopedist says the fracture healed completely.
I've been to numerous physios and chiropractors, tried egoscue online, and even tried a posture corrective exercise enthusiast who diagnoses me with "Anterior Pelvic Tilt', I decided to make this forum post because that seems to be a hot topic on here whenever I google it. It makes sense, I believe my internal snapping in my hip is being caused by my psoas, which is tight in people with anterior pelvic tilt. However I've been working on my tilt for 4 months, strengthening my core with planks, deadbugs, and strengthening glutes and hamstrings while stretching my hip flexors with no luck.
I cant find any research on stress fractures in the L spine and how that can affect surrounding musculature, but I want to know if I should continue to treat my dysfunctions as "Anterior Pelvic Tilt" or is there a bigger picture I should be looking at. No matter what I always find my psoas very tight, even though I am a very flexible person. Thanks in advance