Groin pain during exercise

Groin pain running or pain in the groin when walking or playing team sports, which involve quick changes of direction, is frequent. Groin pain can be from a force, direct blow, inappropriate loading or fatigue. Groin pain can be muscular, ligamentous, tendon or from bone or alternatively can be referred from the hip joint or spine.

Groin pain during exercise is usually acute but due to repetition can be a chronic issue. Injuries with this symptom are listed below:
  • Groin Strain

    Groin Strain

    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.

  • Gilmore's Groin

    Gilmore's Groin

    Gilmore's Groin can also be known as a Sportsmans Hernia, athletic pubalgia, slap shot gut and a sports hernia. A true Gilmore's Groin has nothing to do with a hernia. We talk to Jerry Gilmore himself who explains all.

  • Groin Inflammation

    Groin Inflammation

    The adductor muscles can become inflamed through overuse or following injury resulting in pain and stiffness at the top of the groin.

  • Osteitis Pubis

    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.

  • Iliopsoas Bursitis

    Iliopsoas bursitis is inflammation of the bursa which sits under the Iliopsoas muscle at the front of the hip. It is sometimes also called Iliopectineal bursitis.

  • 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.

  • Groin Pain

    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.