Know the signs of a torn hip
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Painful hip locking or reduced range of motion could be signs of a torn hip labrum, the cartilage surrounding the socket of the ball-and-socket hip joint.
Other symptoms could include pain in the groin, hip clicking, and stiffness. Causes of a torn hip include wear and tear often related to osteoarthritis, traumatic or high-impact injuries, and pre-existing abnormalities.
“Treatment for a labral tear is largely dictated by the severity of symptoms and effect on the quality of life,” says Dr. Jon Henry, an orthopedic surgeon with Orthopedics & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic in Manitowoc. “Sometimes non-invasive treatments such as anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen and naproxen) medication and/or physical therapy can reduce symptoms and enable adequate compensation.”
If non-surgical options fail, then arthroscopic surgery can provide relief, Henry says.