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Buttock, Hip & Groin Injuries

Tick the filters on the left of the page to narrow down the possible injuries depending on location and type of pain. Sudden onset pain occurs as a result of a sudden impact, twisting or muscle tear. Gradual onset pain may come on gradually or for no apparent reason.

Buttock pain
Front of the hip
Groin pain
Hip joint pain
Outside of the hip
Affects children
Gradual onset
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Bruised Buttocks

Bruised buttocks or a contusion of the buttocks is bleeding in the muscles caused by a direct impact to the area.

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Femoral Hernia

A femoral hernia is found in the lower abdomen just above the groin. It occurs when some of the internal tissues bulge through a gap in the abdominal wall.

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Gilmore's Groin

Gilmore's groin is a condition where the groin muscles and lower abdominal muscles are damaged. It is common in football players and may cause pain on coughing/sneezing

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Groin Inflammation

Groin inflammation feels a lot like a groin strain but develops gradually with no sudden onset of pain. It is caused by repeated overuse.

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Groin Strain

A groin strain is a tear of one of the adductor muscles on the inner thigh. It is usually caused by overstretching to one side or a forceful kicking motion.

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Hip Bursitis

Hip bursitis, also known as Trochanteric bursitis is inflammation of a bursa or small sack of fluid between tendon and bone which prevents friction.

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Hip Dislocation

A hip dislocation occurs when the ball shaped head of the femur (thigh bone) moves out of its socket on the pelvis. In most cases, this requires a traumatic force to the thigh bone.

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Hip Flexor Strain

A hip flexor strain is a tear of one of the two muscles at the front of the hip which lift the leg upwards.

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Hip Pointer

A hip pointer is an injury caused by an impact to either the iliac crest at the front of the hip or the greater trochanter of the femur, on the side.

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Hip Sprain

A hip sprain is an injury to one of the ligaments surrounding the hip joint.

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Hip Tendonitis

Hip tendonitis is inflammation of any one of a number of tendons in the hip although degeneration of the tendon is probably a more accurate description.

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Iliopsoas Bursitis

The ilipsoas bursa is a sack of fluid found at the front of the hip joint. Bursitis is an inflammation of this bursa which devlops gradually through repetitive rubbing

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Iliopsoas Inflammation

The iliopsoas muscle is a strong muscle that lifts the knee up. The muscle or tendon can become inflamed causing pain in the groin.

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Ilium Apophysitis

Ilium apophysitis is a condition seen in children and adolescents at the front of the hip. It is caused by the hip flexor muscles pulling on the still soft bony attachment.

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Inguinal hernia

An inguinal hernia is found in the lower abdomen just above the groin. It occurs when some of the internal tissues bulge through a gap in the abdominal wall.

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Ischiogluteal Bursitis

Ischiogluteal bursitis is inflammation of the bursa that lies between the ischial tuberosity and the tendon of a hamstring muscle.

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Labral Tear of the Hip Joint

The labrum is a ring of cartilage which surrounds the socket of the hip joint. This can be torn through traumatic accidents and falls,

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Myofascial Pain in Buttock Muscles

Myofascial pain or trigger points in the Gluteus medius and Piriformis muscles can cause pain in the buttock area. A trigger point is a tiny localized knot in the muscle.

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Osteitis Pubis

Osteitis pubis, also known now as pubic bone Stress injury results in groin pain originating from the pubic bones at the front of the pelvis.

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Osteoarthritis in the Hip

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition caused by wear of the cartilage in the hip joint. It develops gradually, causing an aching pain in the joint which may radiate

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Pelvic Avulsion Fracture

A pelvis avulsion fracture is where the tendon comes away from the bone often taking a piece of bone with it. This most commonly occurs at the ischial tuberosity

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Pelvic Fracture

A pelvic fracture is a break of any part of the pelvis.

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Pelvic Stress Fracture

A hairline fracture of the pelvis usually resulting from overuse or repetitive stress.

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Perthes' Disease

Perthe's disease is a condition which affects children. There is a disruption of the blood flow to the head of the femur (thigh bone) in the hip.

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Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome causes pain in the buttock which radiates down the leg and is due to the sciatic nerve being impinged by the piriformis muscle.

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Rectus Femoris Avulsion Fracture

The Rectus Femoris muscle attaches to the hip bone at the front. An avulsion fracture occurs when a strong contraction pulls the tendon and a section of bone

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Scrotal Contusion

Scrotal contusion is bleeding and bruising in the scrotum or testicles following a direct impact to the area from a ball or opponent.

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Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

This injury occurs when there is a fracture at the neck or top of the thigh bone. It is more common in boys aged 11 to 16 years old and occurs gradually over a period of time.

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Snapping Hip

A snapping hip is a condition often seen in dancers where a snapping noise is heard or felt on the outer hip. Pain is not always present.

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Spermatic Cord Torsion

Spermatic cord torsion is the twisting of the testicle resulting in a reduced blood flow through the tissues which connects it to the abdomen.

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Synovitis of the Hip

Synovitis is an inflammatory condition of the synovial membrane which surrounds the joint. It may develop due to another condition such as arthritis,

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Buttock pain
Front of the hip
Groin pain
Hip joint pain
Outside of the hip
Affects children
Gradual onset
Sudden onset