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Doctor insights on: Can A Hip Labral Tear Heal On Its Own

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Could a hip labral tear cause swelling?

Could a hip labral tear cause swelling?

Unlikely but: Labral tears often cause pain in the groin or front of the hip during physical activity or with deep flexion (bending) and rotation of the hip. Some individuals with labral tears of the hip will also have clicking or a sense of catching deep within the hip during certain activities. Swelling is not a usual symptom. Your question did not say where the swelling is. Usually you can not see swe ...Read more

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How can I self test for a hip labral tear?

How can I self test for a hip labral tear?

Hard to do if you: Have not done it before, but here are the basic test:
ant labral tear- pain if hip is brought from a fully flexed, externally rotated, and abducted position to a position of extension, internal rotation, and adduction
posterior labral tear -pain if hip is brought from a flexed, adducted, and internally rotated position to one of abduction, external rotation, and extension.
Not 100% diagnostic. ...Read more

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Are there any supplements to help my recovery from a hip labral tear?

Are there any supplements to help my recovery from a hip labral tear?

No: You do not need to take anything specific. Make sure you have a well rounded diet, and follow your surgeons post operative instructions. ...Read more

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Can I dance professionsally again after a hip arthroscopy of a hip labral tear?

Can I dance professionsally again after a hip arthroscopy of a hip labral tear?

Activity After Scope: Many activities can be resumed after a hip arthroscopy. In fact, professional football players, baseball players, and basketball players are returning to high level activity after this type of surgery.

The recovery can take a few months, and extensive physical therapy is required to make the best recovery, but returning to sports, including dance, is possible. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a hip labral tear arthroscopic surgery?

How long does it take to recover from a hip labral tear arthroscopic surgery?

Approximately 3 mnth: General speaking 3 months, although recovery time can vary based on the severity of your injury and activity level that you wish to resume following the procedure. You can read about lady gaga's recent recovery and view the names of several professional athletes that undergown the procedure on my blog at http://drmarkgalland. Com/category/hip/. ...Read more

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I have some symptoms of a hip labral tear but the MRI came back normal. I have been doing therapy for 4 weeks now with no results. What do you think?

I have some symptoms of a hip labral tear but the MRI came back normal. I have been doing therapy for 4 weeks now with no results. What do you think?

MRI results: Clinical symptoms are far more correct than MRI or x-ray results. Those studies may not always pick up an anatomical abnormality as often as one would think.
If therapy is not doing it then maybe a visit back to an orthopedic specialist is indicated. He/she may recommend surgery to definitively get an answer to your symptoms. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of electric shock like pains in the upper thigh in a hip labral tear?

What could be the cause of electric shock like pains in the upper thigh in a hip labral tear?

Nerve irritation or.: If you have these pains when you flex your hip and turn it in and out (internal and external rotation), then your labral teat itself is causing the pains more than likely. If not, possibly a nerve near your hip has been irritated w/ your injury and is causing these parasthesias. See your md. ...Read more

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I just had arthroscope for a hip labral tear repair. 3 days ago. On crutches. I feel a clicking I did'nt have before, mostly when adjusting my legs in bed or when sitting. Is this normal?

I just had arthroscope for a hip labral tear repair. 3 days ago. On crutches. I feel a clicking I did'nt have before, mostly when adjusting my legs in bed or when sitting. Is this normal?

Yes it is possible: The joint slightly inflamed after the surgery and swelling, also the tissues around it have the thing.
Give it some time most likely will go away, if did not check with your doctor how did the surgery. ...Read more

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Have a hip labral tear & runners knee. Pain in hip got worse this week & affected my knee. Should I see ortho for pain or was it just a flare?

Have a hip labral tear & runners knee. Pain in hip got worse this week & affected my knee. Should I see ortho for pain or was it just a flare?

A labral tear needs-: -2 B attended 2 by a fellowship trained ortho in sports medicine. Labral tears do not heal, they R like a pair of jeans. A small tear only gets bigger as U wear them. There R MRI arthrograms 2 help in they planning of care. Often arthroscopic surgery is needed. Don't wait get an appt. & yes it's a flare, the hole in Ur jeans just got bigger. ...Read more

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I hurt my hip 3 weeks ago while running. Can't lift the leg or cross my legs. Do I have a hip labral tear?

Many possibilities: The fact that you can't lift your leg suggest hip flexor strain/tear (a high degree strain). Without a fall it would be unlikely to have a sudden label tear, though they can develop over time. Best to get a diagnosis from a sports med doc right away. All of those diagnoses benefit from physical therapy +\- a brief course of anti- inflammatories. ...Read more

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I have chondromalacia patella with a hip labral tear on one leg. I have been in a flare for a month (both issues). Does this warrant a doctor's visit?

I have chondromalacia patella with a hip labral tear on one leg. I have been in a flare for a month (both issues). Does this warrant a doctor's visit?

Yes: A rheumatologist or an Orthopedic physician should evaluate you to further determine your pain symptoms! To discuss with you further eval with MRIs and determine the best treatment, adjust your melds, adding Physical therapy, or perhaps an injection!! ...Read more

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Would the feeling of something being pinched in the upper thigh, on the front but close to inner thigh, in crease, be a symptom of hip labral tear?

Would the feeling of something being pinched in the upper thigh, on the front but close to inner thigh, in crease, be a symptom of hip labral tear?

Possibly: Yes it definitely could, however there are other potential causes of pain in that area as well. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to play soccer goalkeep with hip labral tear?

Is it possible for you to play soccer goalkeep with hip labral tear?

Yes: It is possible to
participate in sports and athletic individual events w/ a labral tears, some people can play (and have) entire seasons w/ a symptomatic "labral tear" (college and professional football).Hip "impingement' (related to femoral head and acetabulum) anatomical factors w/ associated labral tears is a very common and somewhat overdiagnosed condition... ...Read more

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Dx of hip labral tear. Doing pt for 6 wks then MRA. What can I do for pain besides ice? Ice is helpful but it causes stiffness then pain.

Modify activities: For immediate pain relief besides icing, an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication (ibuprofen 600mg every 8 hours) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) (500mg every 6 hours) can be used. Another key to treating labrum tears without surgery is to modify certain activities. In general, trying to avoid deep hip flexion with significant hip rotation can help. Labrum tears usually become more painful when hip is flexed ...Read more

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I have an anterosuperior hip labral tear, trochanteric bursitis and femoral anterversion. What does all of this mean?

Multiple things here: The labrum is the bumper around the edge of your hip socket. It can tear causing clicking and pain in the groin with hip rotation and loss if motion. This is fixed arthroscopically. Trochanteric bursitis is inflammation on the side of your hip where the hip abductor muscles attach causing an achy pain on the side of your hip with walking, stairs and sleeping on that side. Ante reversion means th. ...Read more

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Hip labral tear, cant afford PT or MRA at the moment. I should be able in Aug. Could I wrap the injury to help pain while walking & continue dancing?

If it works: You may help it. Here is some data from the Mayo Clin website.

Treatments and drugs
By Mayo Clinic Staff
Treatment choices will depend on the severity of your symptoms. Some people recover with conservative treatments in a few weeks, while others may require arthroscopic surgery to repair or remove the torn portion of the labrum.

Medications

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and naproxen (Aleve), can relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Pain can also be controlled temporarily with an injection of corticosteroids into the joint.

Therapy

A physical therapist can teach you exercises to maximize hip range of motion and hip strength and stability. A physical therapist can also analyze the movements you perform that put stress on your hip joint and help you avoid these forces.

Surgical and other procedures

If conservative treatments don't relieve your symptoms, your doctor may recommend arthroscopic surgery — in which a fiber-optic camera and surgical tools are inserted via small incisions in your skin.

Depending on the cause and extent of the tear, the surgeon may cut out and remove the torn piece of labrum or repair the torn tissue by sewing it back together. ...Read more

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Hip labral tear do you have to break the pelvis? Is the operation safe for a 13 yr old? Thank you

Hip labral tear do you have to break the pelvis? Is the operation safe for a 13 yr old? Thank you

Labral tear: No a break is not necessary to have a labral tear. Depending on the nature of your injury this can be seen in a 13 yo and if there is a tear, and there is no contraindication to repairing this tear arthroscopically, it can be very successful. ...Read more

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27 y/o f w/ r hip labral tear. Ortho recommended arthroscopic surgery right away due to young age and click. Typical? What will rehab timeframe be?

Rehab is long: You will typically feel better in a matter if weeks but your hip will be stiff. You have to protect the repair while it heals. Typically 8 weeks. Then you have to continue to work on motion and strengthening. Over the next 1-2 months full recovery at 6 months or so. ...Read more

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Would you be able to feel a labral tear in the hip when it first occurs?

Possibly: Some people will report a tearing feeling or the sudden onset of anterior groin pain, some will report that they began to notice their hip "clicking" after an injury; all of which can potentially be associated with a label tear. ...Read more

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I have a labral tear in my hip that is impinging on a nerve. What is the best option? It's very painful and stops me from every day living.

I have a labral tear in my hip that is impinging on a nerve. What is the best option? It's very painful and stops me from every day living.

See specialist: Cabral tears do not impinge on nerves- seek out hip arthroscopy specialist for proper evaluation - most can be treated with simple hip arthroscopy ...Read more

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Is labral tear surgery of the hip major surgery?

Every surgery is: Every surgery is major, those labar tear could be done by hole in the skin around the hip joint or some time need open surgery. The open surgery is more involved. ...Read more

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Is it worth it to get the surgery to fix the labral tear in my hip? I can't do any exercise without pain

Is it worth it to get the surgery to fix the labral tear in my hip? I can't do any exercise without pain

2nd opinion: Sounds like you already saw a surgeon and aren't sure about it. Feel free to ask for a second opinion to ease you mind. ...Read more