Treatment for Hip Labral Tear
The treatment options for hip labral tears will be made available at your consultation with Dr. Eastwood. He will have diagnostic imaging results as well as health history and pain level information so that together you can determine the best treatment option for you. The options will depend on the severity of the injury and symptoms. Some people can recover in approximately one month with conservative treatment.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication, such as Ibuprofen or naproxen, may help to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Another option for pain control is to inject a corticosteroid into the joint. The medicine will reduce inflammation right at the source of pain and tends to last longer than over the counter medications.
After the pain is under control, it is critical to regain full range of motion and quality of life to rehabilitate the hip. This means seeing a trained physical therapist and learning exercises to maximize the range of motion of the hip, strengthen the muscles around the hip and modify some of your activities that can take stress off of the hip. At Sideline Orthopedics, we like to start conservatively once your pain in manageable.