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Sams's Blog - Groin Pain

Posted by Hayden at 12:00am, Thursday 17 June 2021

Over the course of the season we will be posting a number of blogs by Sam Donaldson a footballer, father and Physiotherapist at the clubs great sponsor RHP Physiotherapy


Groin pain in football

The dreaded “Osteitis Pubis.” Often a cause for non-professional footballers to stop playing all together. This is one injury you would rather not have to deal with.

We now refer to this type of groin pain in a number of different ways, because we know a little more about it than we used to. This groin pain can be Pubic bone related, Adductor tendon related, Hip joint related or related to muscles of this hip or ligaments at the front of the pelvis. Each option needs to be addressed in different ways.

Fortunately, there are some wonderful options for preventing this groin pain!

If you haven’t already, check out some previous blog posts on Clairvaux FC to see what we recommend for other football related injuries, particularly Nordics for Hamstrings and FIFA11+ for general injury prevention.

And, if you haven’t got the gist of things already, you need to be stronger to prevent more injuries! Strength and movement quality are key.

In a sport like football, the primary skill is kicking a ball with brilliant accuracy. This requires a planting leg to be stable and a kicking leg to swing through. At the hip, the groin (adductor) muscles and hip flexor muscles are active throughout the swing and require very high levels of power.

Check out these exercises below to help bullet proof this part of your body and keep you on the park! Keeping on the park means you continue learning your craft. Continue to learn and you will only get better!


Updated 11:43am, Thursday 17 June 2021

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