Hip Labral Tears

A hip labral tear, also known as acetabular labrum tears, is a tear of the cartilage that is located in the socket of the hip joint. The labrum acts like a rubber seal that holds and stabilizes the top of the thighbone within the hip socket. Usually individuals who plays sports such as hockey, soccer, football, golf, basketball, or tennis are at higher risk for hip labral tears. Individuals who are born with abnormal structures of the hip are also at higher risk for developing hip labral tear. 

Conditions that Causes Hip Labral Tears

  • Abnormal shape and structure of the hip joint
  • Repetitive activities that involves pivoting or flexion of the hip joint
  • Trauma such as injury or dislocation of the hip joint

Hip Labral Tear Symptoms

  • Locking or clicking of the hip joint
  • Walking with a limp
  • Pain in the hip during long sitting, standing, or walking
  • Limited range of motion
  • Stiffness of the hip

Treatment for Hip Labral Tear

In order to relieve trigger points, we address the problem holistically and naturally, without medication.

We use the following approaches to relieve hip labral tear symptoms:

  • ASTR® Tools: Our doctors use a variety of ASTR® tools to release scar tissue and myofascial restriction, which can decrease mobility and flexibility.
  • Special exercise program to decrease pain, strengthen the muscles, stabilize and help the patient to return to normal function and activities.
  • Special instructions on how to speed up the recovery time.
  • Cold Laser Therapy: Tissue inflammation is common with hip labral tears. Cold laser is used in order to decrease inflammation that causes pressure on the affected area.


Call us today to start the journey of pain relief!

  • Patient avoided hip surgery.

  • Patient avoided back surgery.

  • This newborn came in unable to move his neck from the side position. He suffered from torticollis, severe neck and back spasms. After just 1 ASTR treatment, he had complete range of motion.

  • Patient came in unable to move his neck from the side position. After 3 ASTR treatments, he regained full range of motion.

  • This young gymnast came in unable to do the splits. After just 1 ASTR treatment, she had full range of motion.


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