Athletic pubalgia - Definition

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Athletic pubalgia defines pain in the groin region. This term is often misused as in the majority of cases it is used to describe pain in the lower abdomen or inguinal region rather than specifically groin-region located pain. Athletic pubalgia can often occur in the muscles of professional sportsmen, specifically affecting the lower muscles of the abdomen that are located in the groin and insides of the thighs, called the adductor muscle group. Pubalgia can also occur when either the ilium or ischium bones of the pelvis are fractured, or with pubic symphysis disease of the joint where these bones meet. Prescribed treatment method combines anti-inflammatory medication, rest, and physiotherapy for professional sportsmen.