The labrum is soft tissue that acts like a socket to hold the ball of the hip joint at the top of the thighbone. Labral tears are common in athletes who play ice hockey, soccer, football and golf.
- Locking or catching sensation in the hip joint
- Pain in hip or groin
- Stiffness or limited range of motion
- Nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen
- Corticosteroid injections to reduce swelling
- Physical therapy
- Arthroscopic surgery to repair or remove the torn portion of labrum