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Identifying what is causing the inflammation is one.
The snapping is rubbing of the thickened plica over the round edge of the thighbone.
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If you are a runner you’ll want to have someone look at your running technique/mechanics.
This may be the cause of the inflammation.
Squat technique/mechanics and any skill with repetitive motions may be a contributing factor to the inflammation. The inflammation may be from a combination of movements. The cumulative effect of more than 1 impacting movement pattern.
If you are using ibuprofen or ice stop. This shuts down what your body naturally does to heal.
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