Do you have Gilmore's Groin?
Most people who play sports know what it is like to get a groin injury. The questions is - what are the most appropriate treatments? Most minor injuries given a little time and rest will heal themselves, but other injuries will require some form of medical intervention, especially ruptures and the condition known as Gilmore's Groin.
Diagnosing Groin Injuries
As groin injury expert and surgeon, Mr Simon Marsh says, "The trouble is that there are many other medical conditions such as arthritis and muscular tears that produce similar symptoms to a Gilmore's Groin. Each condition requires a completely different type of treatment or approach and so it is essential to get an accurate diagnosis."
The other types of conditions that can cause similar, or sometimes identical, pains include:
inflammation of the pubic tubercle (“osteitis pubis”),
muscular tears in the adductor or
thigh muscles and the
syndrome of femoro-acetabular impingement.
Specialist Groin and Hernia Team
Therefore anyone suffering from acute pain in the groin, especially following a sporting experience involving rapid acceleration, a missed kick or over-reaching should see a specialist team of groin injury experts including a specialist surgeon, a sports physician and a groin specialist radiologist.
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