Hip Labral tears/FAI

Chiropractic Treatment for Hip Labral Tear in Kansas City

Hip labral tears often affect athletes, but can be found in a wide variety of individuals.

Hip labral tears involve tearing to the cartilage structure that essentially acts as a ring “seal” around the bony rim of the socket of the femoral acetabular (or hip) joints in our body. This is where the head of the femur bone rests in the cup or socket of the pelvis, called the acetabulum. The hip labrum helps to cushion and add stability to this joint. We often seen hip labral tears in athletes, such as soccer and hockey players, runners, weight lifters, and dancers, but it is a condition that can affect a broad scope of people at varying ages – even in the absence of a traumatic event.


Symptoms of a hip labral tear may include:
  • Sharp pain when bringing the affected leg behind the body
  • Sharp pain with rotation of the affected hip or deep squatting motions
  • Locking or catching sensations in the hip
  • Referred pain to the front of the hip and groin
  • Referred pain in the lower buttock region down the back of the thigh with certain motions
  • Stiffness or limited range of motion in the hip
  • Instability and a feeling of weakness in the hip.

Chiropractic Treatment for Hip Labral Tear in Kansas City

Many individuals with hip labral tears can benefit from non-invasive treatments, and this type of injury does not always require a surgery, but when it does our team can guide you through the post surgical process as well. Chiropractic Treatment for a Hip Labral Tear in Kansas City often involves soft tissue therapy to the muscles around the pelvis and thigh, targeted flexibility exercises to restore range of motion without aggravating symptoms, motor control exercises, and strengthening exercises to restore muscular imbalances that are often present with this condition. If your injury was severe enough to require a surgical repair, our physical therapy team at F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic can incorporate the thorough and detailed treatments previously outlined as they partner with you to maximize your surgical outcomes!

How F.I.T. treats a hip labral tear


F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic emphasizes re-educating and correcting movement patterns that often place undo stress on the hip joints and subsequently, the hip labrum. A key area of focus with our patients is working on building control, coordination, and strength in the region where the lower back meets the pelvis (lumbopelvic region), as well as in the surrounding musculature.

The positioning of the pelvis in relation to the femur can dramatically affect the symptoms and function of a person with a hip labral tear (or repair), and since our goal is to make a lasting change, we place a high priority on this key element of your comprehensive plan for the chiropractic treatment of your hip labral tear in Kansas City.

Possible Treatments for Hip Labral Tears/FAI

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Chiropractic Rehabilitation Exercises

Active Release Techniques

Dry Needling

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to see hip labral tear recovery without surgery?

You can experience a certain level of relief with conservative measures, but often surgical intervention is a recommended option for a hip labral tear.

Will I need an MRI for a hip labral tear?

Oftentimes an MRI is required to confirm a hip labral tear and other pathology should you be considering surgical intervention.

Do you provide hip labral tear rehab?

Yes, our chiropractors can assist in conservative treatment options such as rehabilitative exercises for your hip labral tears. Should surgery be your best option, our physical therapists can provide post surgical rehab.

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