Groin pain is an extremely common presentation in football and in sports requiring twisting, kicking, and rapid change of direction. Given the complexity and the difficulty in establishing a correct diagnosis and treating this condition, the correct therapeutic approach must be accompanied by a multidisciplinary team. Our perspective is that previous history of groin injury, altered biomechanics, playing at a higher level, muscle imbalances (mainly in the ratio hip abductor/adductor, core muscle weakness, as well as delayed onset of transversus abdominis), and errors in planning training are the main causes of groin injury/pain. The selection of most appropriate forms of intervention will depend on the assessment and the primarily involved structures. Also, very importantly, there must be a commitment from the athlete and a careful return to competition involving the medical and coaching staff.
KeywordsGroin pain Multidisciplinary team Muscle imbalance Twisting movements Conservative treatment
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