What causes Groin pain?
Groin pain can be caused by numerous pathologies. The most common causes include adductor-related, iliopsoas-related, inguinal (or abdominal) related, pubic-related groin pain or hip joint related groin pain.
Signs and symptoms of groin pain
Groin pain can sometimes be complex due to the various potential causes. Pain may be experienced on one or both sides of the groin. Pain can sometimes also be experienced in the lower abdominals or at the front of the hips. Firmly touching the pubic bone at the front of the pelvis commonly makes the pain worse. Pain may also be made worse by crossing your legs, squeezing your knees together or when moving the affected leg away from the midline of the body (abduction). Pain is often aggravated by exercise such as running, kicking, performing sit-ups or change of direction activities.
Conservative treatment of groin pain
Treatment is heavily dependant on the pathology that is causing the groin pain. An adductor tendinopathy is treated differently to groin pain that is referred pain from the hip joint. Commonly treatments include helping you to manage your daily and sporting activities, advice and education, strengthening appropriate muscles, and improving range of motion of the hip.