Metro Pain and Vein Centers provide customized pain management plans for patients seeking treatment for their condition that’s causing chronic pain. Athletes and those who lead active lifestyles are likely to develop complications with their joints due to overuse. One of those complications can be a hip labral tear. If left untreated, it can leave hip and groin pain that can degenerate into a more painful condition that can affect your quality of life.
At our state-of-the-art facility, we have the equipment and a team of pain management experts and hip labral tear specialists that can give you the treatment plan you need to manage your condition. By using effective methods to manage your hip labral tear, you can minimize the effects of the pain and allow you to live your best life independently without being hindered by debilitating pain.
If you have an active lifestyle and are experiencing hip pain and stiffness, you may have a hip labral tear. Schedule an appointment with a hip specialist at Metro Pain and Vein Centers to receive a diagnosis and have your condition treated accordingly with an effective customized treatment plan.
Your hip labrum is a ring of cartilage or soft tissue that cushions the hip socket that connects your thigh bone, the femur, to your hip bone. This acts as a gasket to ensure your thigh bone has a wide range of motion while still safely being connected (but not touching) to your hip bone.
When you have a hip labral tear, the labrum is damaged and breaks the seal between the two bones. As a result, your femur can’t move smoothly and can start to grind within the socket. This can cause pain and limit your movement, which can cause leg and hip movement excess pain.
People with a minor hip labral tear may not notice it, as very minor tears can be repaired within several weeks. For some, they may find a dull pain that can disappear after several days or weeks of rest. However, other patients may experience the following symptoms:
If your pain doesn’t go away after six weeks, you may have a more moderate hip labral tear. Hip labral tears are more common in athletes, but they can also develop due to causes such as:
If you’re experiencing symptoms that last for longer than six weeks, schedule an appointment in our offices in New Jersey or New York. Our hip labral tear specialists can diagnose your condition using physical exams, x-rays, and other imaging tests like MRIs.
We can provide you with a treatment plan customized to your lifestyle, the severity of your hip labral tear, and other factors that can determine how effective various treatments can be. This treatment is necessary to pause the degeneration of your cartilage, which can result in worse pain, and provide symptomatic relief. Some of the treatments we recommend can include:
At Metro Pain and Vein Centers, our patients receive customized treatment plans tailored to their age, condition, lifestyle, and needs. Each plan uses tried and tested methods that can effectively help them manage their condition and minimize the effects it has on your body.
If left untreated, your hip labral tear can get worse as the joint cartilage progressively deteriorates, which can cause your pain to intensify and make it more difficult to treat your symptoms. This can lead to hip osteoarthritis, which can cause more intense and frequent pain as your ball and socket don’t have a cushion to impact its movement.
At Metro Pain and Vein Centers, we want to help our patients live their best lives with little to no hindrance from their condition. Our experienced staff of medical professionals provides effective customized treatment plans that allow you to manage the pain and adapt to your condition. Many of our patients have used this to maintain their ability to live independently and effectively.
A: Hip labral tears are common for athletes and those who practice active lifestyles. Proper stretching, strength and flexibility exercises, and resting your joints can prevent a major tear that can cause debilitating pain.
A: How long it takes for the hip labral tear to heal can depend on the severity of its condition and the steps you can take to fix the tear itself. Many people may experience minor tears and only need rest and minor pain relievers before their condition improves, while others may need longer treatment. Either way, it’s best to have your condition checked as soon as possible to prevent your condition from developing into osteoarthritis, which can have more serious symptoms.
A: Our customized treatments are based on a number of factors, including your age, the severity of your condition, your lifestyle, and other factors that can trigger pain. We recommend conservative non-surgical therapies and exhaust all possible options before resorting to more invasive surgical procedures. If all non-surgical treatments are ineffective, we can refer you to an orthopedic surgeon to seek surgical options.
Hip pain can be debilitating and prevent you from performing the simplest everyday tasks or living your preferred lifestyle. To minimize the effects of your hip labral tear and prevent it from developing into a worse condition, it’s best to schedule an appointment and have your condition checked to receive a treatment plan customized to your condition.
At Metro Pain and Vein Centers, our facilities in New Jersey and New York can provide everything you need to manage your condition. Through this, you can adapt your lifestyle to minimize the frequency and intensity of your symptoms. Schedule an appointment with our hip labral tear specialists and pain management experts at Metro Pain and Vein Centers today.