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Rupture of the Upper part of the Rectus Femoris Muscle-Tendon Unit

Pain in the groin can be caused by a rupture in the origin or the upper third of the rectus femoris muscletendon junction. This rupture is usually partial, but complete rupture may occur. The rupture can occur during shooting and tackling in football and also during fast acceleration in general.

Symptoms and diagnosis

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Groin Injuries

Overuse of the adductor muscle-tendon unit

The muscles that draw the leg inwards (adduct at the hip joint) are primarily the adductor longus, the adductor magnus, the adductor brevis, and the pectineus muscles. The gracilis muscle and the lower fibers of the gluteus maximus also work as adductors. However, it is usually the adductor […]

Symphysitis

SYMPTOMS

There is gradual onset of diffuse or localised exercise-induced pain in both the groin and around the symphysis. The symptoms are often vague and secondary muscular symptoms are very common, misleading the examiner.

AETIOLOGY

This condition is thought to be a stress reaction from excessive jumping or running exercises but the exact […]

Stress Fracture of the Pelvis

SYMPTOMS

There is gradual onset of diffuse or localised exercise-induced pain in the groin or pelvic area in a young anorexic athlete (often a female long-distance runner) or in elderly athletes with osteoporosis.

AETIOLOGY

Stress reaction from excessive jumping or running exercises in fragile athletes. Stress fractures in the flat bones such as […]

Stress Fracture of the Femur Neck

SYMPTOMS

Gradual or acute onset of diffuse or localised exercise-induced pain in the groin.

AETIOLOGY

Stress reaction from excessive jumping or running exercises. Stress fractures in the femur neck are not as typical in osteoporotic or osteopenic patients as pelvic fractures. The location and type of fracture is important for the outcome: tension-side […]

Rupture of the Rectus Femoris Muscle

SYMPTOMS

There is an acute onset of sharp tearing pain in the proximal anterior thigh or towards the anterior iliac crest during activity. This injury often occurs during intense activity in sports like tennis, squash or other sprinting and jumping sports.

AETIOLOGY

This is usually a partial rupture of the insertion or proximal […]

Iliopsoas Related Groin Pain

SYMPTOMS

Gradual onset of diffuse or localised exercise-induced groin pain and occasionally lower back pain. A runner often complains that he cannot produce enough force in the stride forwards and a footballer cannot strike a ball properly. This condition can also present as low back pain.

AETIOLOGY

This is secondary pain in the groin […]

Hip Joint Osteoarthritis

SYMPTOMS

There is gradual onset of diffuse exercise-induced pain in the groin. The hip joint is usually stiff and more painful in the morning than in the afternoon and rotational movements are most difficult. In severe cases, there is pain during rest. There are periods of better and worse symptoms. Secondary muscular symptoms are […]

Hip Joint Labral Tears

SYMPTOMS

There is gradual onset of diffuse exercise-induced pain in the groin. Occasionally the patient experiences, and may be able to demonstrate, clicking from the groin in rotational movement. The hip joint is usually stiff and more painful in the morning than in the afternoon and rotational movements are most difficult. In severe cases […]

Adductor Tendonitis / Tendinosis

SYMPTOMS

Gradual onset of diffuse or localised exercise-induced pain at the insertion of the adductor longus around the symphysis. It can be associated with a slip, strain or split on a slippery football pitch. It is common in footballers, who usually complain of an inability to strike the ball with full power.

AETIOLOGY

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