The hip is a ball and socket joint that bears significant weight and endures incredible stresses. One of the integral components of this joint is the labrum, which is the ring of cartilage around the outside rim of the hip socket. This ring acts as a seal to help hold the femoral ball in the hip socket. Dr. Roy Nini offers treatment for hip labral tears when this vital component becomes injured or damaged.
Most labral tears occur from impacts incurred in auto accidents or sports, but they can also happen from sudden motions or even structural abnormalities that accelerate wear on the labrum. In many sports, sudden twisting or pivoting can overly stress the labrum and cause excessive wear and tear over time. Too much force can rip the femoral ball out of the hip socket, tearing the labrum.
If you suffer from an injury or impact to the hip that produces pain in your hip or groin that is often made worse after sitting or standing for a period of time, you should see Dr. Nini for an exam. You may also hear or feel a clicking in your hip joint or experience a locking sensation, with resulting limited range of motion and stiffness.
Advanced Diagnosis and Non-Invasive Treatment for Hip Labral Tears in Los Angeles
Dr. Nini will perform a physical exam that includes observing you walk and move, as well as use state-of-the-art CT or MRI diagnostic imaging to determine if you have a labral tear and the extent of damage to the labrum and surrounding tissues. After a comprehensive exam, he can formulate a custom treatment plan to speed healing and a return to full function and relief from pain.
Dr. Nini and the team at Full Range Spine & Ortho use non-invasive and regenerative treatments to help you recover from a labral tear. NSAIDs can help with inflammation, while joint injections can help alleviate pain. Guided injections of PRP, stem cells or other biological treatments can add concentrated healing agents and growth factors to the injury site to speed natural healing.
You may also require physical therapy and guided exercises to strengthen the injured area as healing progresses. This can help to prevent labral tears in the future. If you suspect you have a hip labral tear, contact Full Range Spine & Ortho for non-invasive, effective treatment.