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Groin and Leg Pain

| May 29, 2012

Groin and leg pain is a phenomenon which have been experienced almost by everyone, it can be experienced together or separately. This usually occurs due to a strained or pulled groin muscle known as adductor muscle. The groin muscles consists of five adductor muscles known as adductor brevis, adductor longus, adductor magnus, gracilis and pectineus. These muscles are found in the upper thighs and it’s attached from the pelvis. This muscles is responsible for movement of the legs and stability in the hips. Any strain or muscle pull, injury or inflammation of these muscles will result to groin and leg pain on the right or left side. This pain can come as a mild or severe case. In mild cases the pain can be felt while walking, running and even sleeping, while in severe cases the pain is so extreme, that the person can’t perform a simple task like picking something up from the ground.

Causes of Groin and Leg Pain

Round Ligament

This is a condition which occurs during pregnancy in women, it happens when the thick ligaments holding the uterus becomes longer and thinner due to the increase in the size and weight of the uterus. This condition can affect the nerve fibers around, leading to groin and leg pain.

Osteitis Pubis

This is an inflammation of the pelvic bone which could give rise to groin and leg pain.


This occurs when there is an excessive pressure on the sciatic nerve that goes down the leg, it come with a radiating pain felt on the back, buttock area and down the back of the leg.


This occurs when there is a bulge in a part of the intestinal tissues due to perforation in the abdominal wall. This leads to groin and leg pain.


Any physical trauma in the leg or groin region like an accident or a direct blow can lead to groin and leg pain. When this is stressed futher it can lead to the straining and tearing of the muscles causing pain and swelling in the groin and leg region.


Groin Strain

This occurs when there is a strain or tear to any of the adductor muscles due to rapid movement or overuse of the adductor muscles which causes adductor tendinopathy which leads to groin and leg pain.




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