Ostitis Pubis is inflammation of the joint where the
pubic bone meets at the front. Groin pain can radiate around the groin but will
be significant at point in the middle of the groin at the front. It is caused
mainly by overuse or it can be caused as a result of direct impact.
pain when running, doing sit-ups and squatting.
pain may develop gradually and be mistaken for a muscle strain.
bad cases you may walk with a waddling gait.
What can the athlete do about it?
See a sport specialist at A+ clinic to confirm diagnosis and rule
is unfortunately the only form of treatment for this groin pain injury.
most cases you will rest for only 3 to 5 days but bad ones might require 3
months of complete rest.
a sports injury specialist at A+ clinic professional who can advise on
What can a sports injury specialist or doctor do?
Prescribe anti-inflammatory medication e.g.
ibuprofen. Always consult a Doctor before taking
rest for 3 days to 3 months depending on how bad it is.
a rehabilitation programme such as the one below.
Rehabilitation of Ostitis Pubis
1-3: Rest, use
cold therapy, Ultrasound, Anti-inflammatory
Day 3-5: Adductor stretching if it is not painful. Hold for 30
sec's, repeat 5 times
5 onwards: If it is not painful, stomach crunches (3 sets of 10 reps a day),
dorsal raises (3 sets of 10 per day), adductor exercises, abductor exercises,
hip flexor exercises also 3 sets of 10 per day. Gradually start doing more
sports specific training.
If in doubt get advice from a sports injury specialist
or medical professional as ostitis pubis can take months to recover sometimes.