Hip & Groin Pain
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Hip & Groin Pain
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Hip bursitis Trochantic - Hip bursitis, also known as Trochanteric bursitis is inflammation of a bursa or small sack of fluid between tendon and bone which prevents friction. The bursa can become inflamed causing pain in the hip.
- 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. The strain occurs as a result of a forceful contraction or overstretching of the muscle.
- 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. They usually occur in contact sports or from falls.
- Hip sprain - A hip sprain is an injury to one of the ligaments surrounding the hip joint. This is a rare injury which may occur after a violent force on the leg over-stretches one or more ligaments.
- 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 of the overlying tendon.
- 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.
- 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.
- Labral tear - The labrum is a ring of cartilage which surrounds the socket of the hip joint. This can be torn through traumatic accidents and falls, twisting the hip violently whilst weight bearing and also through degeneration.
- 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.
- Osteoarthritis - 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 into the groin or buttocks.
- Pelvic stress fracture - A hairline fracture of the pelvis usually resulting from overuse or repetitive stress.
- Perthe's 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.
- 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 away from it's attachment point.
- Rectus femoris tendon inflammation - The Rectus Femoris muscle attaches to the hip bone at the front. Inflammation can occur due to repetitive movements such as running or kicking.
- Slipped captial femoral epiphyisis - 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.
- Snapping knee - 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.
- Synovitis - Synovitis is an inflammatory condition of the synovial membrane which surrounds the joint. It may develop due to another condition such as arthritis, or may develop of its own accord.