Treatment for Hip Labral Tear
A hip labral tear is an injury to the soft cartilage that lines the hip joint. The hip labrum acts as a stabilizer and cushion, helping to protect the femur and the acetabulum from friction. When this cartilage is torn due to a trauma or overuse, it can cause pain in the hip as well as an impaired range of motion. Treatment for a hip labral tear may involve non-surgical methods such as physical therapy, stretching and strengthening exercises, medications, or surgery.
How to tell if you have a hip labral tear?
Tears in cartilage, ligaments, and tendons are generally confirmed with an MRI. Hip labral tears can happen on the anterior side or the posterior side.
Anterior labral tears are the most common type of hip labral tear. This type of hip tear occurs at the front of the hip and is typically caused by repetitive pivoting and twisting. Posterior labral tears occur at the back of the hip.
A tear can occur from a specific traumatic injury, but they are more commonly the result of repetitive movements. Compensation patterns and poor gait can lead to such tears.
Do I need surgery to resolve pain from hip labrum tears?
Surgery is usually not required to treat hip labrum tears, and most clients can expect to see successful results from non-surgical treatment methods. A holistic treatment plan combining physical therapy, stretching and strengthening exercises, medications, or the Matterhorn Method can be used to reduce pain and restore functionality.
How can Matterhorn Fit help me?
Non-surgical treatments can be extremely effective for treating hip labral tears, and generally provide long-term relief with minimal risk of side effects.
Matterhorn Fit offers personalized treatment plans designed to find the root cause of your pain and help reduce and manage discomfort from conditions such as hip labral tears. Our Matterhorn Method is tailored to your individual needs and focuses on identifying areas of restriction or inflammation, restoring balance within the pelvic area, and strengthening the muscles of the hips, thighs, as well as core muscles.
Matterhorn Fit’s Rehabilitation Specialists can find the root cause quickly and begin treatment during your 1-hour Initial Evaluation.
What Should I Expect After Treatment?
The Matterhorn Method is a seamless process between pain relief, rehabilitation, and training. When your pain is eliminated and rehab treatment concludes, we build a custom movement program for you to strengthen the areas around the hips. This step is crucial to preventing pain and injury from reoccurring.
Additionally, our therapists will be available to discuss any new symptoms or alterations in pain that arise so that appropriate adjustments to the program can be made if necessary.