Bilateral Groin Pain
Groin pain is typically caused by a muscle, tendon or ligament strain, particularly in athletes who play sports such as hockey, soccer and football. Groin pain can start immediately following an injury or trauma, or it may develop gradually over a period of weeks or even months. Because of this slow onset of pain, the condition is often ignored for period of time, during which the underlying cause may be made worse.
Although not as common, groin pain can also be caused by a hernia, fracture, bone or even by kidney stones. Note that even though testicle pain and groin pain are different, there are some testicle conditions that cause pain which refers to the area of the groin.
Altered movement patterns and or holding patterns
When dealing with groin symptoms in athletes or runners, especially bilateral pain, it's common to focus on the gluteus medius, the hip flexors, and hip adductor muscles, all of which may develop trigger points as a result of poor technique, over-use, or over exertion. Hip flexors that are overactive and short at the anterior hip joint portion can also commonly be responsible for groin symptoms.
Note: whilst trigger points in the abdominal oblique muscles may be associated with groin pain, this is typically experienced as unilateral not bilateral.
This trigger point therapy blog is intended to be used for information purposes only and is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or to substitute for a medical diagnosis and/or treatment rendered or prescribed by a physician or competent healthcare professional. This information is designed as educational material, but should not be taken as a recommendation for treatment of any particular person or patient. Always consult your physician if you think you need treatment or if you feel unwell.
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