Hi, i will try to keep this short.
Basically i have had a groin problem for about 6-7months, everytime i play football or go running i get pain in the groin(both legs),front of thighs and somtimes in lower legs below the knees(back of legs) The pain feels like tightness and cramp and continues for 3-4 days then goes away untill i play again.
I went to see my GP who refered me onto a musculoskeletal expert who thought it was somthing to do with growing and told me to strenghten my legs. He then refered me onto a physio who told me i had a groin strain and i stopped playing for about 8 weeks, went back to play football and same thing happened. I have now seen an osteopath who told me its somthing to do with my hip and need to have blood tests.
Im really confused seeing as i have 3 different diagnosis and dont know whether i should be playing football or not. anyone have any advice ? thanks.
From my personal experience it does sound like osteitis pubis. How did it happen was there a sudden sharp pain or was it gradual?
Really what you need is an expensive MRI which are about $450, but from memory I claimed $350 back from medicare in both MRI's i had previously. (Im assuming your an Australian) Just reading your post sounds like that musculoskeletal expert doesn't seem to be an expert at all. You would think you would send you to have an MRI or at the very least an X-ray which may show up as nothing if it is Osteitis pubis.
assuming it is OP you will need to have at least 3 months rest followed by some physio work. But i would get it dignosed accurately first. Either by having an MRI, seeing a sports doctor or a groin specialist.
All the best
Hi, thanks for the reply.
It was definatley gradual, i do not remember any sudden pain or snap or anything.
I know nothing of of osteitis pubis, would having a blood test show anything?
and i have booked another appointment with physio i will definatley mention it. thanks.
Its very rare a blood test will show it, so no it wont. The physio might say something to keep you there but if you can see the exercises are making it worse then don't go back as you should be resting.
Are you in Australia? If in Melbourne cheak this place out http://www.miritismassage.com/ They have great results with OP. Ive had a few treatments and it has helped very much. If you get them regulary the OP should be gone.
all the best