Acute groin pain is usually relatively simple diagnose. Chronic groin pain, however, can be caused by a numerous factors.
In patients with groin pain it is important to localise the area of abnormality. There are many reasons for groin pain arising from:
- Adductor (inner thigh) muscles – chronic muscle strain or tendinopathy occur.
- Hip joint – labral tear, synovitis, trochanteric bursitis or a stress fracture of the neck of femur.
- Pubic bones – osteitis pubis or stress fracture of the pubic ramus.
- Abdominal muscles – strain of the hip flexors, appendicitis, or an inguinal hernia.
- Bursitis – there are a number of bursae contained within the groin and many of these are susceptible to overuse and inflammatory change.
- Referred pain – lower thoracic spine, the lumbar spine or the sacroiliac (SI) joint.
Treatment is based on a precise history of the condition and examination.
Some treatments available are:
- Strength and conditioning
- Biomechanical assessment
- Soft tissue and joint mobilisation
- Injection therapy
- Electrotherapeutic modalities of treatment
- Deep frictional massage
Success of surgery depends a lot on what happens in the postoperative stages. It is important to maximise the surgery by doing exercises that help to stabilise, mobilise and protect the area. Your consultant may also recommend you have some sort of pre-operative intervention; we are ideally suited to do this.
Physio Team-Works will be able to guide you through these stages of rehabilitation. We can assist in monitoring your progress, setting your goals, and providing appropriate treatment to maximise your recovery potential.
We can also inform you of how you can help your own recovery, and what should be avoided. You will be provided a specific rehabilitation programme, and we aim to back to your full levels of activity and/or sport as quickly as possible.
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