Groin Pain is pain in the groin region which can be long standing (chronic) or sudden onset (acute) in patients.

There are 4 types of groin pain that need to be differentiated:

Adductor Related Groin Pain

  • Pain in the groin that worsens with exercise

  • PALPATION: Tenderness over adductor group

  • RROM Adduction pain in adductor group

  • MOI eg overstretched in the groin

Iliopsoas Related Groin Pain

  • Pain in the groin region that worsens with exercise

  • PALPATION: Tenderness at adductor Groin Attachment area

  • RROM Hip Flexion pain in groin and stretching of hip flexor is painful

  • Thomas Test.

Inguinal Related Groin Pain

  • Pain in the groin region that worsens with exercise.

  • Localised pain in the inguinal canal region.

  • PALPATION: tenderness of inguinal canal with no palpable inguinal hernia.

  • RROM: crunch up of abdominals, Valsalva Test or Sneeze Test,

Pubic Related Groin Pain

  • Pain in the groin region that worsens with exercise

  • PALPATION: local tenderness over pubic symphysis and the immediately adjacent bone

Hip Related Groin Pain

Pain from hip joint should always be considered as a cause for the groin pain.

  •  FAI

  • LABRAL TEARS.