Buttock, Hip & Groin Pain

Buttock, hip and groin pain is often connected or might be pain referred from another area such as the lower back. The hip and groin area is one of the most challenging areas of the body to treat by sports injury specialists. This is because there are a large number of possible structures that can be injured and cause pain in this area, and also because most of the structures are very deep within the groin area (including the hip joint).

Sudden onset groin strains, or any acute muscle injury should be treated with rest, ice, compression and if possible elevation. The majority of hip and groin injuries, especially the minor ones, can be treated at home. However, if you have any of the following symptoms you should seek further medical assistance.

Hip and groin pain in children should always be checked out as soon as possible with a qualified medical professional as sometimes what seems a relatively mild condition could turn out to be very serious with long term implications.

Buttock Pain

Pain in the buttocks is often gradual onset and can include piriformis syndrome, myofascial pain or pain referred from the lower back or sacroiliac joint. A direct impact can cause a contusion or bruising.

Hip Pain

Hip pain or hip joint pain often develops gradually and can be from a number of causes. Labral tears and Osteoarthritis are more common, especially in older athletes who have been highly active in their 20's and 30's. Hip pain in children is often diagnosed as Perthe's disease. Here we list the causes of hip pain.


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.