Did you know that groin pain is one of the most common problems affecting people participating in running,
kicking and change of direction sport and exercise?
It often develops gradually, so many people continue their sport and exercise routines, despite growing groin problems until their performance and health are substantially reduced. This often leads to long times away from sport and exercise to overcome their groin problem.
Did you know that resting from sport and exercise alone is not effective in overcoming sport and exercise related groin problems?
Research shows that athletes playing with groin pain during the season still experience problems the next preseason even after resting during the off-season break. Did you know that the longer they had groin pain for the worse off they were the next preseason? A study of nearly 700 football players showed that playing football with groin pain for six weeks turned players into patients (Figure 1), at which point lengthy periods away from sport to rehabilitate their groin injury are typically required.
What can I do?
There is no “vaccine” for sport and exercise related groin problems. A combination of a balanced training plan, hip and groin strength training, and early detection and management of groin problems are important factors for your groin health. Don’t ignore your groin problem and seek expert advice early.
Performance Health Management is a specialised online health, sport and exercise physiotherapy clinic with extensive experience and expertise sport and exercise related groin problems.
1. We assist people from all over the world with groin problems
2. We educate health practitioners in the management, rehabilitation and prevention of groin injuries in sport
3. We research and publish studies on the management, rehabilitation and prevention of groin injuries in sport
4. We collaborate with leading groin surgeons, specialists and researchers globally
5. We consult to professional sporting organisations on the management, rehabilitation and prevention of groin injuries in sport