Hip Labral Tear

Hip Labral Tear

A hip labral tear is an injury to the labrum, a ring of cartilage on the socket part of the hip joint. The labrum keeps the bones of the hip joint aligned and in place as well as keeps fluid inside the joint. Gradual wear on the labrum can cause a hip labral tear. Those at high risk of this injury are typically athletes who participate in high-impact sports and those with abnormalities in the shape or alignment of their hip bones.

The two types of hip labral tears are:

● Anterior hip labral tears: Occur on the front of the hip joint and are most common

● Posterior hip labral tears: Occur on the back of the hip joint

FAQs: Hip Labral Tear in Staten Island, NY at Still Well Pain Management

What causes a hip labral tear?

Anyone’s hip labrum can tear, whether it be suddenly due to an impact, or gradually from regular wear and tear. Other common causes can include repetitive hip motions and hip overuse from certain sports or occupations, traumatic hip injuries, deformities of the hip joint and degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis.

What are the symptoms of a hip labral tear?

Anterior and posterior hip labral tears cause similar symptoms in different areas (front vs. back of the hip joint), including pain in the hip, groin or buttocks, hip stiffness or limited range of motion and a clicking or locking sensation in the hip joint when you move. In some cases, hip labral tears cause no symptoms and go unnoticed for years.

How is a hip labral tear treated?

Depending on the severity of your tear and your pain, non-surgical treatments are typically recommended. These treatments, which focus on managing your symptoms and preventing further damage to the labrum, include rest and activity modification, over-the-counter medications, steroid injections and physical therapy exercises. If your hip labral tear is severe, or if you are still in pain after trying non-surgical options, surgery may be a suitable solution for you.

How can I get started with hip labral tear treatments in Staten Island?

To learn more about how these treatments can help relieve the pain of your hip labral tear, call 718-448-6373 or request a consultation online today.

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