Groin pain after a pelvic fracture
by Lynne Bodilly
Groin pain after a pelvic fracture.
What is the significance of having pain in left groin and inner thigh following a fractured pelvis 3 months ago? Hello Lynn,
Could you send me a digital copy of the xray of your pelvis? Do it via contact. A simple photograph of the radiograph stuck on a window works fine.
I'm assuming, perhaps wrongly that you have fractured the pubic bone.
Firstly, whenever there is enough force to break a bone, you should assume that one or more of the joints nearby have also been sprained and strained.
That means a sprained ligament or capsule in the hip or sacroiliac joint; and strained muscles attached near the fracture.
As you can see in the graphic there are very large inner thigh muscles running from the fracture site down towards the knee. Pain in the adductor magnus muscle in particular is very common. The bone has healed, but the muscle hasn't.
Then hip joint injuries classically cause groin pain. It's highly likely that you are getting discomfort that is both muscular and joint in origin. Both are very treatable; have you had any care, chiropractic or medical for this misery? Pills aren't helpful.
Rehabilitation and exercise, stretching out and soft tissue therapy to the adductor muscles, extremely painful, I'm afraid, but lasting only a few moments, is what's needed.
The sacroiliac joints must be checked.
It's less likely but an injury to a nerve in the back can also cause pain.
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