Our hip is comprised of a large ball and socket joint, and the hip labrum is cartilage that resides inside the hip joint, protecting the head of the femur that rests in the socket. A hip labral tear can result from the damage that occurs over time or from a sudden injury. But don’t worry; Equinox Integrative Wellness Center has a solution for you.
The main issue with the hip labral damage is that it does not heal easily and the cartilage cells cannot repair themselves, which makes it a serious problem to deal with. Also, a hip labral tear can lead to joint instability and orthopaedic issues in future.
What Causes Hip Labral Tear?
This problem can be caused by a repetitive movement which is can be seen commonly in athletes. The labral tear is seen in patients who run, are in engagement with some contact sports or in sudden twisting motion in some work activity.
How Does This Happen?
Our hips take a lot of force to dislocate, so minor accidents are not the reason behind the tear. The tear only occurs when some major accident or an injury takes place to the area of your hip causing a sudden attack and dislocating it, causing a hip labral tear.
Some common symptoms of the hip labral tear:
- Feeling the pain in groin region or in front of your hip
- Pain that may emanate down through the buttocks
- Pain getting worse when walking, standing or doing any other movement.
- Feeling weakness or instability in the lower parts of your body.
- Stiffness in the motion of your hip.
Many hip labral tears that are obtained gradually or have been treated early can be treated conservatively. Also, Equinox Integrative Wellness Center provides hip labral treatments with non-invasive procedures that limit pain, post-surgery complications and recovery time after the surgery.