I have been diagnosed with a torn hip labrum. I run alot, and want to get back to it as smoothly as possible.
What is the best way to treat this, and what type of physical therapy is appropriate? thanks...
The labrum is the cartilage that lines the hip socket (acetabulum) in which the ball of the hipbone (femur) sits. This cartilage provides stability and cushioning for the hip joint. A tear in the labral cartilage can result from injury or degeneration, such as from osteoarthritis. Many labral tears cause no signs or symptoms and don't need treatment. Symptoms of torn hip labrum, when present, are a locking or catching sensation in the hip joint and pain, usually in the hip or groin. When needed, treatment for a labral tear may include: Physical therapy, Corticosteroid injections, Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), Arthroscopic surgery.
Any type of physical therapy should be performed under the consultation and guidance of a licensed physical therapist. You can try to go easy on the running for some time because REST is the most important treatment in cases of joint injuries.
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