Gradual onset groin pain

Groin Inflammation

Groin Inflammation

Groin inflammation or adductor tendinopathy occurs when the adductor muscles in the groin can become inflamed, or degenerate through overuse. Symptoms include pain and stiffness at the top of the groin which can radiate down the leg. Treatment involves reducing pain and inflammation followed by stretching and strengthening exercises.

Iliopsoas bursitis

Iliopsoas Bursitis & Inflammation

Iliopsoas Bursitis

Iliopsoas bursitis and Iliopsoas tendon inflammation have similar symptoms causing gradual onset pain, deep in the groin. The Iliopsoas muscle is a powerful muscle used to lift the knee up (flex the hip). The bursa is a small sack of fluid which reduces friction between the tendon and bone.

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. The pain can come on gradually and will likely be felt when running or doing exercises like sit-ups. This is not a particularly common groin injury but you can read more on the causes, symptoms, and treatment of it here.

Perthes’ Disease

Perthes' Disease

Perthes’ disease affects children, most commonly boys aged between four and ten years old, but can also occasionally occur in younger children and teenagers. Tiredness and groin pain are two common symptoms, and they may have a noticeable limp. Medical help is needed to diagnose this condition as early as possible to try to prevent and limit any future problems.

Hip bursitis

Hip Bursitis

Hip Bursitis

Hip bursitis, also known as Trochanteric bursitis is inflammation of a bursa or small sack of fluid between the tendon and bone. A bursa prevents friction and helps movement in the joint so when it becomes inflamed, it causes hip pain. Most cases of hip bursitis are caused by overuse and poor biomechanics, although a direct impact like a fall could also cause it. Read more on the causes, symptoms, and treatment of this condition.

Pelvic Stress Fracture

Pelvic Stress Fracture

A pelvic stress fracture is a hairline type fracture in the large pelvis bone. This is due to repetitive impacts or forces, rather than one sudden impact or accident. They are more common in women and normally occur in the pubic rami, where the hamstring and groin muscles attach. Read more on the causes, symptoms, and treatment of this injury.

Labral Tear of the Hip Joint

Labral Tear - Hip

A labral tear of the hip joint is a tear to the cartilage lining of the hip joint, called the acetabulum which acts as cushioning for the joint. A tear can cause hip and groin pain and make the joint stiff. This hip injury can be caused by a direct impact or come on gradually through degeneration. Read more on the causes, symptoms, and treatment here.

Gilmore's groin

Gilmore’s Groin

Gilmore’s Groin can also be known as a Sportsman’s Hernia, athletic pubalgia, slap shot gut, and a sports hernia. However, a true Gilmore’s Groin has nothing to do with a hernia. It occurs when excessive strain is placed on the groin and pelvic area, through kicking sports such as soccer and rugby. We talk to Jerry Gilmore himself who first identified this groin injury in 1980.

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

A slipped capital femoral epiphysis occurs when there is a fracture at the neck or top of the thigh bone causing hip pain. It is more common in boys aged 11 to 16 years old and usually develops gradually but can occur suddenly. Failure to recognise this injury may cause long term damage and surgery may be required.