A big problem we see with hip labral tears, is that patients tend to wait too long before they see a physiotherapist. By the time they seek help, the condition has become much worse. By simply ignoring the pain and hoping it will go away, you could be increasing the damage to the labrum and you end up hurting other muscles or joints in the surrounding area as well.
Over time, repetitive microtrauma to the labrum can lead to degeneration in your hip joint. Degeneration is not reversible. Do not continue training or exercising if it worsens the pain that you feel in your hip or groin.
On the other hand, it is not wise to simply rest either. Pain will prevent you to move and will hold you back. Over time, it leads to you getting weaker and your hip joint getting very stiff.
Treatment of a hip labrum tear will need to address not only your pain, but also your lifestyle, goals, training and work routine. If you have had treatment, but that only included taking medication, that will not be enough. You will need to strengthen muscles around your hip and buttock and you will need to adapt your lifestyle or training for a while. Looking at the bigger picture and addressing all the problem areas, will be the best way to go.
Seek help sooner rather than later. Call us, as we will be able to guide and advise you every step of the way while working through your recovery process.