Hip Labral Tear
A hip (acetabular) labral tear is damage to cartilage and tissue in the hip socket.
- Car accidents
- Sports that require regular rotation of the hip (exe. golf, soccer, hockey, and ballet)
- Running and sprinting
In some cases, tears cause no symptoms. In others, symptoms may include pain in the groin and a feeling that the leg is catching or clicking in the socket as it’s moved.
Over time, labral tears in the hip may cause permanent damage to the joint.
Conservative treatment includes:
- Use of over the counter or other pain medication
- Physical therapy to build muscle strength and ability to bear weight
If arthroscopic surgery is needed, it will be followed by physical therapy.