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Pain in the hip and groin
The groin is bounded by the lower part of the stomach, the crotch of the inner thigh, and the hip joint. Experiencing pain in the groin is common and can be caused by many different disorders both in the hip joint and the muscles and tendons.
Wear and tear on the body as you age, damage to the hip joint, muscle fiber injuries and overloading your muscles and tendons in the groin can be the cause of your pain. Football is a frequent cause of pain in the groin, but all activities that demand quick shifts and direction changes in movement can generally cause groin pain. Lack of control or stability in the pelvis, lower back and legs can disposition you to experience groin pain over time as these factors can lead to undue pressure on joints, muscles, and tendons.
Pain in the groin can come from both the abdominal muscles, the various muscle groups in the thigh and the hip joint. Pain typically arises as the result of certain kinds of activities and pressure on the hip and groin such as a quick change in direction while moving or kicking a football.
Radiation from the organs of the lower abdomen and genitals can also cause pain radiating to the groin. However, this is not the case if your doctor has recommended that you complete a rehabilitation program to treat pain in the hip and groin.
What can you do to treat the pain yourself?
Avoid Sports With Many Directional Shifts
You should avoid sports that feature many rapid directional changes in body movement, such as football, handball, badminton, running on uneven terrain, or any other activity that induces pain in the groin.
Train the muscles and your mobility around the hip and groin
While it is important to refrain from irritating or aggravating your injury, it is important to keep the hip joint and the muscles active. It is a good idea to perform exercises that help increase mobility in your hip. It is also important to strengthen your balance and stability around the moving parts of your groin and hip. Injuries to your muscles and tendons also need to be rehabilitated with controlled exercises. You can find the most important exercises in the examples below.