Impact to groin

Direct impact to the groin from a collision with another player, person, from a fall or accident can cause bruising or cause muscle tears within the adductor group. Impact may lead to bruising and pain lower down the leg due to gravity and the inflammation tracking downwards.

 

Also, impact can indirectly cause tendonopathies where there is an altered pattern and histology of the tendon. Injuries listed below:
  • Spermatic Cord Torsion

    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. This can be a serious condition as a complete loss of blood flow would quite quickly result in the death of the testicle.

  • Scrotal Contusion

    Scrotal Contusion

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

  • 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.