Medications: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, Analgesics, etc.
Note: Medicines should not be taken without the doctor’s prescription.
Physiotherapy treatment for a hip labral tear
The physiotherapist uses exercises to maximize the hip range of motion and strengthen and stabilize the hip and core. Physiotherapists help to avoid movements that put stress on the hip joint.
Ice therapy helps to decrease pain and inflammation.
Transcutaneous electrical stimulations (Tens):
Transcutaneous electrical stimulations (TENS) are effective in reducing and relieving hip pain.
Shockwave therapy helps to decrease the restrictions in tissue and thus causes an active movement.
Low-level laser therapy:
Laser therapy helps to decrease hip pain and inflammation, it also speeds up the healing process.
Kinesio-taping helps to decrease tension and facilitates the gastrocnemius muscle.
Manual therapy is a hands-on treatment used to gently move the muscles and joints to decrease pain, increase circulation, improve motion and strength.
Due to the improper movement of the back, there can be increased tension at the hip joint. Thus, self-stretching techniques are taught for the lower body to decrease pressure and restore normal motion in the back, hip, and leg.
Muscle strengthening exercises are advised for muscle weaknesses or imbalances, which may cause hip pain. Based on the patient’s needs the physiotherapist designs a safe, individualized, progressive resistance program that includes core and lower extremity strengthening exercises. These exercises can be started by lying down and progressed to performing exercises in a standing position.
Hydrotherapy can be advised, as the movement in water results in an improvement in gait without causing unnecessary stress to the healing tissue like jogging in the water, etc.
Functional training is given once pain, strength, and motion show improvement, the patient is trained back safely into more demanding activities. Based on the assessment and goals, the physiotherapist creates a program to use and move the body correctly and safely. Body safe, controlled movements are taught to minimize tension on the hip.