Chest & Groin Injuries2019-11-20T14:01:44+02:00

Chest & Groin Injuries

You’re invited to browse our catalogue of articles describing common injuries to your chest and/or groin. Injuries can be caused by damage to muscles, ligaments, nerves, bones or joints. Below are links to articles explaining the different types of structures in your chest and groin and the injuries related to them.

When diagnosing patient problems, we determine the main area which has been damaged and focus our treatment on that. The general progression of problems stems from these underlying structures (generally in this order): 1) Nerves  2) Bones  3) Joints  4) Discs  5) Ligaments  6) Tendons  7) Muscles

Chest Pain

You may feel chest pain anywhere from your neck to your upper abdomen. Chest pain may be caused by problems in your heart, lungs, throat, muscles, ribs, or nerves. Some of these conditions are serious and life threatening, while others are not. If you have unexplained chest pain, the best course of action is for a medical professional to evaluate you. Our article outlines causes and symptoms, as well as physiotherapy treatments of chest pain.

Osteitis Pubis

Osteitis Pubis is an inflammation of the pelvic symphysis – the cartilage joints between the pubic bones that form the front of the pelvis. The disorder, which can occur when the pelvis is subjected to excessive or repetitive stress, causes pain and may also lead to bone degeneration. Read this article to know more about the phases of physiotherapy treatments involved and when surgery is necessary.

Groin injury

Muscle strain, sprain, tearing, over-stretching and overuse can all contribute to a groin injury. A groin injury make up 2 to 5 percent of all sports injuries. Groin injuries and pain are sometimes grouped together under the term sports hernia, but there can be numerous causes for groin injuries. Read our article covering the signs and symptoms of a groin injury, causes and risks involved, and how we diagnose and categorise different groin injuries.

Groin Muscle Strain 

A groin strain refers to over-stretching, tearing or rupturing of any of the five muscles of your inner thigh. In most cases groin strains are minor tears of a few fibers with the bulk of the muscle remaining intact. Groin strain affects any of the 5 hip muscles whose main function is to pull the leg upwards and towards the center of the body while walking and running, or balancing on one leg.

Groin Pain

Groin pain can come from any structure in or surrounding your inner thigh where there are numerous arteries and veins as well as large muscles. It is important to establish where exactly the groin pain is – this can be a very helpful identifying what underlying structure (muscles, joints, bones, nerves or ligaments) is causing your pain.

There are four main abdominal muscles. An abdominal strain is a tear in the fibres that make up any of these four abdominal muscles. Luckily abdominal muscle strains are rare but if they do occur, Physiotherapy is very important to avoid a re-occurrence.