Labral Tear

Labral Tear

The labrum is cartilage that surrounds the hip joint.  It is also present in the shoulder joint.  There are two types of labral tear injuries: degenerative and traumatic.  Degenerative is when repetitive use causes the tear and it is often seen accompanied by hip arthritis.  A traumatic tear is when sudden twisting movements, a fall, an accident or a dislocation causes the tear.  Symptoms include pain in the groin, snapping sensations in the hip and limited motion of the joint.

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Physical therapy will delegate exercises to strengthen the surrounding muscles to ease pain as well as stretch to increase range of motion.