Labral Tear of the Hips
The labrum is located in the hip joint where it provides cushioning and stability for hip bones. It is composed of fibrocartilage which helps seal the joint in the socket and relieves pressure on the joint. The labrum can be torn in a fall or a car accident, or it can be damaged by a tackle in football or soccer. A labral tear can also be caused by hip abnormalities such as femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and hip dysplasia which both affect how the ball of the hip moves in the socket.
What are the symptoms of a labral tear of the hip?
- Sharp pain on the side of the hip where the tear is located.
- Pain worsens when walking or running
- Nightly pain
- Clicking sound when the joint catches or locks up
Is there a safe, alternative treatment for labral tears that is non-surgical and regenerative?
Dr. Scott Greenberg is an expert at helping labrums and menisci to regenerate safely. His non-surgical treatments avoid the complications of invasive surgery such as muscle pain, infection risk, protracted recoveries and the use of opioids to manage pain.
To assess if regenerative treatments can help you, Dr. Scott Greenberg and his team will review your medical history and perform a Comprehensive Kinetic Diagnosis that includes a hands-on examination of the site of your hip, your pelvis, knees, ankles and feet. They will comprehensively try to understand why you tore a labrum and they will try to bring all of your musculoskeletal systems into balance so your hip does not get injured again.
His team may recommend Kinetic Regeneration Therapy (KRT) which is a non-surgical, proactive approach that seeks to repair all the soft tissues of your hip, not just the labrum. Kinetic Regeneration Therapy includes Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments and Stem Cell Treatments. Dr. Greenberg may suggest one or a combination of the three. All three treatment modalities are excellent alternatives to pain management or surgery.
KRT treatments are as minimally invasive as a blood draw and an injection. Dr. Greenberg will discuss the features of each treatment and explain the therapeutic option that is most appropriate for your case. The objective of the treatments is to help the body to naturally regenerate the labrum and reduce your hip pain.
If you or a loved one is looking for a new strategy to treat chronic aches and pains, fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment or call Dr. Greenberg’s office today at 833-440-4325.