A hip labral tear involves a disruption in the ring of soft elastic tissue, called the labrum, that follows the outside rim of the socket of your hip joint. The labrum acts like a socket to hold the ball at the top of your thighbone (femur) in place.
Locking, clicking or catching sensation in the hip joint. Pain in the hip or groin. Stiffness of limited range of motion in the hip joint.
What to expect from therapy
Treatment and rehabilitation for a hip labral tear is designed to maximize hip range of motion, increase flexibility of the hip muscles, and improve hip strength/stability.
Your physical therapist may utilize manual therapy (hands on) techniques to mobilize the hip joint and promote realignment of tissues. Your physical therapist will also analyze the movements you perform that put stress on the hip joint and help you avoid these forces. Complete restoration of function will also include a comprehensive exercise program emphasizing flexibility, strength, and balance.