Labral Tear

The labrum is classified as the ring of cartilage that exists on the outer rim of the shoulder and hip sockets. It helps to both cushion the joint and hold the joint in place. However, when this cartilage is damaged, a labral tear may occur. In addition to causing significant pain and a variety of other symptoms, a labral tear can increase the risk of developing osteoarthritis in the affected area.

SYMPTOMS OF LABRAL TEARS

Though many individuals have no symptoms with a hip or shoulder labral tear, other individuals experience unpleasant side effects. These can include:

  • Discomfort and pain in the hip or shoulder area that can worsen with movement
  • Clicking in the affected joint
  • Limited range of motion and flexibility
  • Stiffness and tenderness in the joint

CAUSES OF LABRAL TEARS

Often, a labral tear in the hip or shoulder is due to an injury or trauma to the joint. However, in some instances, a it can develop because of a structural abnormality, such as when an individual is born with hip or shoulder development issues. Additionally, repetitive movements can result in a labral tear due to the overuse and wear and tear on the joint. In order to prevent future complications, it is important to stretch and perform strength and flexibility exercises to build up the nearby muscles, thereby protecting the joints.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

In order to properly diagnose a labral tear, a few diagnostic tests may be performed, as well as a physical exam and an evaluation of your medical history. The ideal treatment for a labral tear depends on the severity of symptoms and how long an individual has been suffering from them. Typically, anti-inflammatory medication and/or physical therapy will be initially recommended to help restore stability and movement in the joint. Possible interventions for shoulder and hip labral tears may include therapy, medications or bracing. In more severe cases, a surgical procedure or may be needed in order to remove or treat the torn labrum. 

Silfredo Serrano
8 months ago
Marvelous people, quick, professional, exceptionally clean and sterile environment (as far as I can see!). I highly recommend getting tested here.…
Bojan Delibasic
8 months ago
Went to get tested for covid-19...entire staff was super nice and fast, I was in-and-out in no time.…
eirini res
6 months ago
Very efficient and professional! Highly recommend Dr. E and his staff.…
Alicia Gonzalez
6 months ago
I went for my COVID-19 vaccination and the service was excellent!! The office is clean, the service was fast, and the staff…
Kimora Mulan
6 months ago
The girls were so knowledgeable and sweet! I was in and out within 15-17 minutes! I definitely recommend…
Nenad Cudic
8 months ago
Exceptional service!!! The staff was very friendly and doctor Elbaridi went beyond our expectations to fulfill and provide care for anything we…
Eyad Olayan
8 months ago
Was really great experience, very friendly staff highly recommended .…
Duplantier yann
8 months ago
Great place, great staff…
Leah
7 months ago
Got a COVID test and my experience was great as always! Extremely fast process, nice people and good area! Great place to…
Shirin Shahin
8 months ago
Very caring and professional. Highly suggested…
Virginia Stacy
6 months ago
I was referred to Dr Elbrinadi from my pain management Dr who retired.Dr Elbrinadi & his staff are very professional & compassionate.They…
A Night
6 months ago
I went online made my appointment, and walked over to have a Covid-19 test. The staff greeted me with all smiles. I…
Vanessa Gomez
8 months ago
SUPER FAST SERVICE! I love that I can use the applicator myself for the COVID testing. I have had 3 appts with…
Zee A
7 months ago
Called them few days ago to book and the process was fast and efficient. Now fast forward to our appointment time few…
Kinga Nowicka
7 months ago
I came to see Dr. Nidal Elbaridi for my chronic lower back pain. Dr. E is a brilliant pain management specialist that…
Jake Brusha
8 months ago
I come here for Covid Tests a couple times a month. They are awesome and super professional. I have been helped by…
Ervin Kocjancic
8 months ago
This is an amazing center where you can get tested in a timely manner. Great and user friendly website. Very friendly personal.…