Groin pain or more specifically, athletic groin pain, is a troublesome and nagging injury to any player. Many players try to work through the pain, or strengthen up by doing squats and gym work but only to find that pain is still there when they go back out running. This is because the original compensation that is irritating your groin has not been identified and treated.
Groin pain, or athletic groin pain, is as a result of biomechanical compensation patterns due to weaknesses in the lumbopelvic region. The latest evidence on groin pain has divided this complicated and persisting pain into 3 categories:
- Inguinal Related Groin pain
- Adductor Related Groin pain
- Iliopsoas related Groin pain
- Pubic Related Groin pain
Each one of these conditions has a different set of symptoms, from which your physiotherapist will make a diagnosis. As anybody that has groin pain knows that it is one of those niggling injuries that you can put up with to play sport, but over time that pain gets worse until eventually, you have to stop all sport and rest.
Unfortunately, rest alone does not solve the issue of groin pain.
The reason for your groin pain and discomfort is due to the way you are moving and the alternate movement pattern is due to poor lumbopelvic control. This, in turn, overloads the groin region, thus causing you pain.
The reason rest will not cure groin pain is that, yes the pain is reduced, but the dysfunction and weakness will still remain unless you target specific areas YOU are weak in.
Research from our good friends up in Santry Sports Clinic has redefined the way we rehab Groin Pain. (See an article here) We have taken this groundbreaking research and applied it to all of our groin rehabilitation programmes.
Here is a step by step guide of what to expect when you attend Stepaside Physio with groin pain:
- History of injury
- Biomechanical and soft tissue examination
- Diagnosis of injury
- Identification of power strength and endurance deficits
- Manual Therapy and Electrotherapy to reduce pain
- Tailored Rehabilitation program designed to target deficits found in the assessment
- Direct access to Physio via Email and Whatsapp with any questions you may have
- All exercises are sent directly to your phone for reference.
If you have been suffering from groin pain and have had treatment for it, which has failed, then is very possible your rehabilitation programme did not follow the latest evidence-based research as outlined above.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on +353872740700 or send across an email to [email protected]
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