A hip labrum tear is a condition that occurs when there is a tear in the labrum, which is a ring of cartilage that lines the socket of the hip joint. The labrum provides stability to the hip joint and helps to cushion the joint during movement.
A tear in the labrum can be caused by a variety of factors, including trauma to the hip, repetitive activities that put stress on the hip joint, or degeneration over time. Symptoms of a hip labrum tear can include pain in the hip or groin, stiffness, clicking or catching in the hip joint, and decreased range of motion.
Treatment for a hip labrum tear may include physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and in some cases, surgery. The specific treatment approach will depend on the severity of the tear and the individual's symptoms and lifestyle.