The most common cause of pain in the groin is an acute groin strain and this is frequently seen in twisting and turning sports such as American football, rugby and soccer. Whereas acute groin strains can take 2 to 3 weeks to recover, chronic groin injuries can take months if not years to clear up, often because there are several possible causes.
A groin strain is a tear or rupture to any of the adductor muscles on the inside of the thigh. Symptoms include a sudden sharp pain in the thigh which can range from a quite mild niggling injury to very severe injuries that are completely debilitating.
The adductor muscles can become inflamed through overuse or following injury resulting in pain and stiffness at the top of the groin.
A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body (such as the intestine), pushes through a weakness in the overlying muscle wall, resulting in a soft lump.
Gilmore's Groin can also be known as a Sportsmans Hernia, athletic pubalgia, slap shot gut and sports hernia. A true Gilmore's Groin has nothing to do with a hernia. We talk to Jerry Gilmore himself who explains all.
The iliopsoas muscle is a strong muscle that lifts the knee up. The muscle or tendon can become inflamed causing pain in the groin.
Spermatic cord torsion is the twisting of the testicle resulting in a reduced blood flow through the tissues which connects it to the abdomen. This can be a serious condition as a complete loss of blood flow would quite quickly result in death of the testicle.
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.
Scrotal contusion is bleeding and bruising in the scrotum or testicles following a direct impact to the area from a ball or opponent.