Labral tears – Leg Pain

Labral tears have been a diagnosis of increasing popularity in recent years. Primarily because there is a very sensitive test for detecting the tears, and a recent procedure to repair the tears. It is debatable how many of these injuries are an incidental finding on a new sensitive test, and how many are truly the source of an athletes pain and dysfunction.

LabralTears

Causes & Treatment

Most labral tears are caused by trauma or cumulative trauma disorder (overuse), some are caused by rotation of the femur with a planted foot, and others by a congenital deformity of the femoral head and FAI syndrome.

Our office works to reduce any adhesions present between the psoas muscle and the labrum, as well as the surrounding anatomy. We do this Active Release Techniques, stretching, and ultimately strength and stabilization of the surrounding anatomy.

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