I realise that there are so many injuries on this forum associated with Osteitis Pubis so i'm going to keep this short...
How it happened: A year ago I was sprinting while playing football, felt a tear (thought is was an adductor) deep in the groin. The same feeling as when you pull apart an old frailed rope.
Pain: Shooting pain within the groin/adductor right up to the lower abdomen on the right side.
Treatment: Physio (nothing), Ultrasound (everythings good), Bone Scan (Mild Osteitis Pubis), Cortisone (nothing). Glute and Core strengthening has worked a little to help me run however kicking (trying to kick) lets me know the problem is still there.
Sounds like kickers groin. Brath anasta (roosters) has the same injury. Could explain the prolonged rehab. However a good adductor tendinopathy takes quite some time to rehab as well. Have a read of the SMH article on Anasta.
Thanks for your reply.
I have been told that core strength plays a major part also, it's just that it has been so long and there hasn't realy been any sign of improvement so I was beginning to worry if something has been overlooked.
Anybody else had anything similar that can offer some advice?
One more question I have...during rehab is it best to:
a) have total rest
b) do light running and stretching
c) jogging and stretching or
d) strength work and stretching
I just joined the osteitis pubis forum and suffer from the groin pain that you describe in addition to other symptoms. Be very careful about stretching!! Stretching is not recommended in the groin tendons (if you do it you will see that it just aggravates the problem). One of the best "stretches" is to put an object like a ball between your knees and squeeze for about 5 seconds, release and repeat. This is a much better way to loosen the muscles and tendons without adding damage. I will look for the web site that I have that has further information.
All the best,
Anyone know what type of rehab/core strength work anasta would be doing for this???
Not specifically, but I've found pilates works quite well in my case.Originally Posted by mel81
Hey, i had O, P for over two years i tried physio and other things such as anti inflams but that only slowed the problem it was still bad. I foun a bloke that works with the nervous system and he fixed me and nother mate with the same problem with 4 visits and his cheap i would have paid 500 to see him but he charges only $30 let me know if you want any details my email is email@example.com
I agree with Coxy. I suffer with OP and I'm working on core strength and stability. I'm working with a physio who specialises in Pilates & it works for me. It's very gentle, but I've improved 50% over the last 7mths.Originally Posted by mel81
Improving core strength does help alot however no matter how strong you are there will always be pain when you kick a ball, this is my problem anyway.
Has anyone tried returning to sport with the pain and just delt with it? Or is the pain telling us all that we should just stop altogether?
Hi Cannavaro, I did the same thing as you describe while playing soccer (we call it football in Scotland :-)) 3.5 years ago. it was diagnosed as mild osteitis pubis after an MRI scan. Like you, I've tried physio (3 different people), ultrasound and rest. However, the most progress I had was with a physio who massaged the muscles around the adductors in the hip and leg. He didn't go over the bone as that was really sore (probably is even without OP). This wasn't necessarily to fix the OP but it made sure that the muscles and tendons around the pubis were as good as they were going to be before trying exercise. He then slowly progressed me onto core strengthening and then running. I can now jog, swim and go on a bike with very little pain. However, if I try and kick a football then I can still feel the same kind of pain I was getting 3 years ago and the next day I have that horrible inflammatory pain in the groin that is very tender and sore (I'm sure you all know that pain too well!!). I had a flamingo x-ray, MRI and Ultrasound scan a few weeks back and they showed that I don't have OP anymore but the muscles and tendons are still a bit inflamed. So I had a steroid injection 3 weeks ago but I don't think that it has worked to remove the pain. Like you I'm starting to wonder if that's as good as the pain will get and will be something that I'm going to have to live with. I'm afraid that I've resigned myself to the fact that I won't play football again (I'm 30 and don't want to risk the OP coming back) but I can still do lots of other things that I couldn't do 3 years ago. I'd give this Pat Allen guy a go as it's worth a chance.