Groin injuries are common in sports involving changes of direction and kicking. In people who do not play sports, groin pain can also be associated with strain injuries from lifting or where a person’s leg has been forced sideways.
How is Groin Pain treated?
The groin is a complex area with lots of overlap in anatomical structures. Before any treatment commences, our physiotherapists will perform a thorough assessment to avoid misdiagnosis, inappropriate or ineffective treatment. Depending on the assessment and diagnosis, treatment may consist of:
• Manual therapy or “hands-on” treatment of the groin muscles, tendons or hip joint.
• Modification of your daily activities or sport to address contributing factors.
• A graded program of injury specific rehabilitation exercises.
• Addressing incorrect biomechanics or movement patterns during activities such as running, kicking or side-stepping (including video analysis in certain cases).
• Sports-specific rehabilitation for patients returning to sport.