Overstretching or other injury to the hip adductor can result in intense groin pain.


Clinical features:

(1) onset after a forced hip adduction (collision, fall, twisting motion, etc)

(2) pain present in the region of the hip adductors

(3) pain is increased during resisted adduction

(4) tenderness on palpation of the inferior pubic ramus and/or adductor tubercle

(5) swelling in the inguinal region may be present

(6) occasionally ecchymosis may be seen

(7) exclusion of other conditions (hernia, infection, stress fracture, etc) that can explain the findings


The condition responds with simple medical management (icing the area, rest, analgesics).


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