Footballer's Groin

WHAT IS IT?
Footballer’s groin usually refers to one of three conditions or a combination of them. 

The three conditions are:

·       Osteitis pubis (OP) Inflamation and sometimes degeneration of the pubic bone.
·       Inguinal wall hernia is an insufficiciency or teari n the lower abdomen in the conjoint tendon/inguinal region.
·       Adductor tendinitis is inflammation in the groin muscle (adductors) tendon.

WHAT DO I LOOK FOR?

·       Pain and tenderness to touch in the pubic, groin, inner thigh or lower abdominal region.
·       Pain with running, kicking, situps, coughing and/or kicking.
·       Weakness in the adductor muscles.

WHAT CAUSES IT?

·       Overtraining.
·       Reduced pelvic control and imbalances of the pelvic muscles.
·       Over use of the adductors.
·       Kicking sports such as football.

WHEN DO I SEE SOMEONE FOR HELP?

Your LifeCare Practitioner will be able to provide an accurate diagnosis and an appropriate management plan.
Often this problem can require a Sports Medicine Doctor, Physiotherapist, and/or Podiatrist to assist.

FOR MORE INFORMATION see your local lifecare Practitioner.
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