Hip and Groin Pain
The hip and groin is a complex area of the body made up of the bones of the pelvis and hip joint, as well as muscles, nerves and many other soft tissue structures that cross that area. It is a complicated area where force and weight is transferred from the lower limbs to the spine. These biomechanical issues can be the cause of injury or as a result of injury.
Pain in the hip and groin region can occur at any age. In older people common conditions seen include osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip joint and trochanteric bursitis. In younger people muscle strains, particularly around the muscles of the groin, are common. Sometimes, ‘impingements’ of the hip, associated with irregularities within the hip joint, or ‘hernias’, are also seen. In some cases, pain felt in the hip and groin area can in fact be coming from a problem in the lower back region.