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.

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