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Current Sports Medicine Reports:
doi: 10.1097/01.CSMR.0000306433.28983.c7
Competitive Sports and Pain Management

Groin Pain in Athletes

Macintyre, Jim MD, MPE; Johson, Chris DO; Schroeder, Erik L. MD

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Abstract

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.

© 2006 American College of Sports Medicine

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