A hip labrum tear can occur due to traumatic injury, degenerative disorders, and structural deformities. It affects the soft tissue surrounding the hip joint, causing irritation, stiffness, and hip pain. The condition can worsen without conservative labrum tear treatment, often leading to mobility issues. However, labrum tear hip treatment many times can reduce pain, preserve range of motion, and improve your overall quality of life.
Overview: Physical Therapy for Hip Labral Tear
A hip labrum tear affects the ring of cartilage (labrum) located around your hip joint socket.
The labrum stabilizes and supports natural joint movement by cushioning the friction between the femur and tibia. Additionally, it keeps the ball-shaped portion of the femur bone intact, leading to smooth and unrestricted movement.
However, labrum injury, structural misalignment, or degenerative wear and tear can cause the labrum to deteriorate. The torn cartilage can’t support regular hip movements, leading to hip pain, stiffness, and a reduced range of motion. Consequently, it can have debilitating effects on your quality of life.
Early intervention with personalized labrum tear treatment for hip(s) can support rehabilitation.
Hip Labrum Tear Symptoms
The hip labrum tear symptoms include:
- Hip pain that escalates after prolonged standing, walking, and sitting
- Locking or clicking noise heard when you move your hip joint
- Joint stiffness and limited range of motion
- Unsteady movement and gait
- Soreness felt in the groin and buttocks
The leading causes of hip labral tears include:
- Hip injury or joint dislocation
- Repetitive movement of the hip joint during athletic activities (such as running, sudden pivoting, and twisting)
- Old age and degenerative diseases that affect the hip joint (i.e. osteoarthritis)
- Genetic and structural abnormalities that might accelerate the wear and tear of the hip joint (FAI: Femoral Acetabular Impingement)
Our physical therapists create a personalized labrum repair physical therapy program based on a comprehensive assessment taken during the first appointment. They will ask questions concerning your medical history, recurring paint patterns, and recent/past hip injuries.
These questions allow them to narrow down the main cause of labral damage.
Our physical therapists are trained to identify abnormalities in your hip movement, balance, and gait. We use these symptoms to assess the severity of the hip condition and assign movement goals accordingly. This may include instructions to perform regular physical activities (i.e. walking, running, climbing stairs). Return to sports after labrum repair is carefully monitored. We ensure that proper coordination, full strength, and a full range of motion are achieved before you resume athletic activities.
Additionally, utilizing the Neubie after labrum tears or surgery can accelerate the healing process and improve your balance, strength, and coordination.
Hip Labral Tear Physical Therapy Treatment
Our non-invasive labrum tear treatment restores lost mobility and improves hip joint flexibility. We tailor the physical therapy sessions based on your current condition, severity of the symptoms, and lifestyle. These factors lead to effective outcomes as the targeted exercises repair and support the natural healing process.
We offer onsite manual therapy treatments and at-home labrum tear physical therapy exercises. It features a combination of soft tissue therapy, muscle strengthening exercises, and stretching routines. Benefits include restored muscle strength, improve flexibility, and reduced hip pain. After a designated time, we work towards functional training to regain lost range of motion.
Overall, our personalized labrum repair physical therapy program enables patients to return to prior movement and functioning levels. In turn, this will allow you to enjoy your favorite activities without experiencing recurring labral tear issues or related risks.