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