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Hip Labral Tear


The socket of your hip joint (acetabulum) is lined by cartilage called your F A Q Labrum . This cartilage provides stability and cushioning for your hip joint, Physiotherapy allowing the ball of your thighbone (femur) to move smoothly and Painlessly in the socket.


A tear in your labrum, known as a hip labral tear or acetabular labral tear, can result from injury, repetitive movements that cause wear-and-tear on your hip joint, In many cases, a hip labral tear causes no signs or symptoms and does not require treatment. Occasionally, however, a hip labral tear may cause pain or a “catching” sensation in the hip joint.


Treatment for a hip labral tear consist of Physical therapy, medications or a combination. Sometimes an arthroscopy surgery is necessary to treat a hip labral tear.


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Many hip labral tears cause no signs or symptoms. Occasionally, however, you may experience one or more of the following:


  • A locking, clicking or catching sensation in your hip joint
  • Pain in your hip or groin
  • Stiffness or clicking limited range of motion in your hip joint


The following factors may increase your risk of a hip labral tear:


  • Overuse. People who participate in sports or other activities that require repeated twisting or pivoting motions are more likely to experience a hip labral tear.Like hockey player.
  • Conditions that compromise the labrum. Having a condition such as osteoarthritis or femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), a condition in which there is lot of friction happening in your hip joint, puts you at a greater risk of a hip labral tear.


Tests and diagnosis:


  • The doctor A+ clinic will ask about your symptoms and conduct a physical examination.
  • To confirm a diagnosis of a hip labral tear, you may undergo an MRI



Many hip labral tears cause no signs or symptoms and need no treatment. However, when treatment is necessary it may include:


  • Physical therapy.
  • Corticosteroid injections.
  • Pain medications.
  • arthroscopy debridement or repair




A program of lower extremity strength training and core stability exercises may help you prevent lower extremity injuries in general, including hip labral tear.