Groin & Thigh Pain

Dead leg

What is Haematoma? A Haematoma is bleeding within a muscle. This usually occurs due to a direct force to the muscle which crushes the muscle against the underlying bone, damaging blood vessels resulting in bleeding. This...
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Groin Strain

What is a Groin Strain? When one of the adductor muscles is torn or ruptured this is called a groin strain. This injury can affect any of the five adductor muscles, the pectineus, adductor brevis and adductor longus and ...
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Hamstring Strain

What is a Pulled Hamstring or Hamstring Strain? This is often caused by overloading the muscles or overstretching them. The injury will be in one of the 3 hamstring muscles. A blow to the back of the leg needs to be...
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Quad Strain

What is a Quadriceps Strain? This is a tear or strain of any of the four quadriceps muscles. Any of these muscles can strain (or tear) but probably the most common is the rectus femoris. A strain is a tear in the muscle....
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Groin Inflammation

What is Groin Inflammation? There are five groin or adductor muscles. These muscles are primarily used to pull the legs together. For activities such as sprinting, playing football, horse riding and hurdling they come...
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Gilmore's Groin

What is Gilmore's Groin? A tear in the adductor muscles (often up near the pubic bone) is known as Gilmore's groin or groin disruption. Even though there is no hernia present it is sometimes known as The Sportsman's...
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Hernia

What is a Hernia? A Hernia can come in three varieties: Inguinal hernia - A protrusion through the wall of the abdomen which causes a lump. You will probably notice this as a swelling in the groin area. The majority...
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Inflammation of the Rectus Femoris Tendon

What is the Rectus Femoris Tendon? Rectus femoris is the name of one of the muscles in the quads. This muscle is used to straighten the knee and raise the knee up. This muscle can rupture or become inflamed at the upper...
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Osteitis Pubis

What is Osteitis Pubis? Ostitis Pubis is inflammation of the joint where the pubic bone meets at the front of the pelvis. Pain can radiate around the groin but will be significant at the point in where the groin muscles...
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Perthes Disease

What is Perthes' Disease? Perthes' disease affects children from the age of three to eight years old. The bone structure of the head of the femur degenerates and becomes deformed. Symptoms may include pain in the...
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