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?
· 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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