Constant Pain In Your Hip? You May Have A Labral Tear

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If you have constant pain in your hip, this can be difficult to live with. This makes it hard to walk at times, and you may not be able to sleep due to the pain. Fortunately, learning what the cause of your problem is will allow you to get the proper treatment from a doctor. One problem you may have is a labral tear in your hip. This tear is in the cartilage that lines your hip socket. Below are symptoms you will have, as well as a treatment option.

Labral Tear Symptoms

Pain is the main symptom of a hip labral tear, but there are also other symptoms as well. Your hip will feel stiff and you may feel pain in other areas, such as in your buttocks and groin. Hearing a locking or clicking sound in this area when you walk or move at all is a common symptom.

You may feel unsteady on your feet when standing up from a sitting position and you may actually fall. Your hip may start hurting much worse all of a sudden while standing, which can also make you feel unsteady. 

Your pain will become worse while rotating, moving, or bending your hip. If you exercise or play sports, pain will likely appear. 

Diagnose and Treat a Hip Labral Tear

In order to determine if there is a labral tear, a surgeon can use arthroscopy. Arthroscopy is not considered surgery; instead, it is a diagnostic tool that allows the doctor to see inside your hip. This allows them to give you the proper treatment.

Arthroscopy is beneficial because it is not invasive. The doctor will not have to make large incisions in your hip to gain access to what they need to see. Instead, the doctor inserts a tiny camera that is on the end of a scope into your hip to allow them to see your hip joint. If problems are found, such as a labral tear, the doctor can then repair the damage making small surgical cuts inside the hip joint. 

This surgery will only take a couple of hours. In most cases, you will not have to stay in the hospital overnight. When the treatment is finished, you may not feel any pain at all in your hip once you have recovered. 

Talk with a surgeon and they can give you much more information about hip labral tears and the treatment you will receive. Check out websites like to learn more.


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