Current Sports Medicine Reports

, Volume 5, Issue 6, pp 293–299 | Cite as

Groin pain in athletes

  • Jim MacintyreEmail author
  • Chris Johson
  • Erik L. Schroeder


Groin pain is a common and often frustrating problem in athletes who engage in sports involving kicking, rapid accelerations and decelerations, and sudden direction changes. The most common problems are adductor strain, osteitis pubis, and sports hernia. Other causes must be considered, including nerve pain, stress fractures, and intrinsic hip pathology. There is significant overlap and multiple problems frequently coexist. Accurate diagnosis leads to directed treatment, with rehabilitation focused on functional closed-chain strengthening and core stability.


Stress Fracture Groin Pain Anterior Superior Iliac Spine Femoroacetabular Impingement Chronic Groin Pain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center of Orthopedic and Rehabilitation ExcellenceWest JordanUSA

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