Groin Pain

by DJ

I am experiencing groin pain, a spasmodic tingle that is with me constantly, and is irritated by sitting.

In fact I can only sit reclined with my legs resting comfortably and elevated. Car travel is a constant irritant.

From looking at your diagram, it looks like it is the pubic tubercle area. I have not sought any treatment as I didn't know how to describe it exactly.

Your input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, DJ


Response from Stephen at LBPA:


If you haven't read my article, Iliopsoas Syndrome: The Hidden Root of Pain, that would be a good place to start.

The varieties of pain that are possible with dysfunction in this muscle are many including pain near the pubic bone.

Also if you haven't yet pursued any of my stretching techniques for the hip flexors (iliopsoas) and other muscles in the lower back and hip region, that might be helpful also.

Over time muscles and fascia can adapt to a shortened positioned and then require progressive lengthening in order to return to a normal and healthy resting length.

Without regular stretching, accompanied by global strengthening throughout the body, it's just a matter of time before the body begins to rebel.

In 2013 I am coming out with a series of Self-Treatment DVDs for various back and hip pain conditions.

Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter, Back Answers, so you know when they are released.

These DVDs will included self-treatment for Iliopsoas Syndrome (self-massage, Active Isolated Stretching, & targeted strengthening), as well as Sciatica, lower back and hip pain, and other issues.

I’m developing a technique called “The Progressive Ease Method” for both stretching and strengthening. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of those in pain who are unable to perform more aggressive exercise routines.

Wishing you the best,

Stephen @ LBPA

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