Groin pain

What is it?

Groin pain may be caused by many different structures and factors. It can have a significant impact on your everyday, occupational and sporting activities.

It may be caused by a sudden onset injury whilst partaking in a sporting action such as kicking a ball in football or a sudden change of direction whilst running.  The mechanism of these injuries usually involves the straining (small tear) of a muscle or tendon within this region.

However groin pain may also be of gradual onset with degenerative changes evident or high loads causing stress responses within the bones of the hip and pelvic region.

What we do?

Our physiotherapists at The Physiotherapy Academy are highly skilled in assessing and localising the area of abnormality and then developing a thorough treatment plan that is tailored to the individual.

Our experts regularly treat clients with groin pain originating from:

  • Adductor strains
  • Stress fractures
  • Hip osteoarthritis
  • Inguinal hernias
  • Hip flexor strains
  • Osteitis pubis
  • Labral tears
  • Pain referred from the back, pelvis or sacro-iliac joint

What the benefits are?

A thorough assessment and examination from one of our physiotherapists is usually sufficient to diagnose the cause of your groin pain.  Occasionally further investigations such as X-rays, ultrasound, MRI and CT scan may be required to rule out other injuries and confirm the diagnosis.

How can we help?

Physiotherapy at The Physiotherapy Academy can help by aiding correct diagnosis and the provision of timely treatment.

Treatments may include manual techniques, manipulations, strengthening exercises, rehabilitation programs, stretching exercises, core control work, soft tissue techniques, muscle energy techniques, hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, acupuncture and return to sport programs.

What should you do?

For more information on how physiotherapy can help you or to book an appointment please call the clinic or send us an email.

To arrange an appointment or speak to a physiotherapist, call or email on:

Southend on Sea: 01702 521 042 or
Chelmsford: 01245 254 069 or

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