OP is often referred to as any of the following:
Hamstring injury, Gilmore's Groin, Groin Disruption, Inguinal Disruption, Sportsman's Groin, Sportsman's Hernia, Athletic Pubalgia, Adductor Muscles strain, Pubic Symphysis Support, Hockey hernia or Hockey groin.
It occurs in such athletic activities as distance running, soccer, football, skating, and hockey.The overuse of muscles around the pelvis cause stress on the pelvic joint, and this repeated pressure on the pubis bones can cause the joint to begin eroding.
Osteitis Pubis can be very easily worsened, so it is important to treat your injury immediately and have a basic understanding of how to identify, treat, recover and prevent the injury from reoccurring.
Osteitis Pubis is generally indicated by a slow build-up of tension and pain in the groin area. However, pain in the general upper thigh region can be an indicator as well. It is not uncommon to feel this pain on one side of the pelvis, but not the other. The muscles that suffer most from this inflammation lie on either side of the pelvis. Inflammation can occur on either side or both.
The chronic groin and inner thigh pain associated with Osteitis Pubis is a gradual pain that develops over time. Osteitis Pubis is the result of consistently causing stress to the pubic bone area and is not the outcome of one specific occurrence. However, it is common for an increase in training to set off the pain.
Osteitis Pubis is often caused by the instability of the pelvic joint. This is caused and exacerbated by the unbalanced amount of force used when running or kicking. The instability of this area can also result in groin strains and lower back pain for sufferers of Osteitis Pubis.
There are 5 simple and effective ways to help prevent these sort of injuries from reoccurring.
For the best possible chance of a speedy recover, it's important to follow these 4 steps when an injury does occur:
Take a break - When you start to feel pain in your groin and inner thighs, the inflammation has begun to occur.
Apply ice - In order to reduce pain and inflammation, apply ice over the affected area as soon as you can.
See a medical professional - It’s impossible to self-diagnose Osteitis Pubis. As with any pain you experience, it is important to see a medical professional.
Wear supportive compression - The CORETECH™ range of Supacore compression have been engineered and body mapped to replicate the body’s own deep stability system by providing optimal placement of external compressive forces throughout the pelvis and core.
Osteitis Pubis is a troublesome injury that can result in excruciating pain. So if possible, you should attempt to prevent it by preparing yourself for exercise, and giving yourself the necessary time to recover. Otherwise, it is important that you can identify this particular pain. Make sure that you don’t ignore the pain in hopes that it will just disappear. Instead, take the steps to treat your pain, and try to prevent it in future.
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