Groin inflammation can occur for several reasons. Typical symptoms of groin inflammation are local swelling, skin redness, and pressure pain.
An inflammation (mild inflammatory response) is a normal, natural response when soft tissue, muscles, or tendons are irritated or damaged.
When the tissue is damaged or irritated, the body will try to increase blood circulation to the area – this leads to pain, local swelling, development of heat, reddish skin, and pressure relief.
Swelling in the area can also lead to nerve compression, which we can see, for example, by squeezing the sciatic nerve in the seat or hip area.
These symptoms can vary in intensity depending on the injury or tissue irritation.
It is important to distinguish between inflammation (inflammation) and infection (bacterial or viral infection).
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Causes of groin inflammation
As mentioned, inflammation or inflammation is a natural response from the immune system to repair an injury or irritation.
This can occur due to overuse (without sufficient muscle stability to perform the activity) or minor injuries.
Here are some diagnoses that can cause inflammation or inflammatory reactions in the groin:
- Arthritis (Arthritis)
- Osteoarthritis (pain depends on which joints are affected)
- Iliopsoas bursitis (hip, inflammation of the inguinal mucosa)
- Inguinal hernia
- Muscle tension in the groin
- Rheumatism (pain depends on which joints are affected)
Who is affected by groin inflammation?
Absolutely everyone can be affected by inflammation in the groin, provided the activity or tension exceeds the soft tissues or the muscles can resist.
Those who increase physical activity too quickly, especially in jogging, sports, weight lifting, and especially those with a high repetitive load against weight-bearing joints, are most at risk, especially if most of the load is on hard ground.
For weak support muscles (hip, back, and seat muscles, among others) in combination with foot malfunctions (overpronation and flat foot ).
It can also contribute to developing an inflammatory reaction in the groin.
Groin inflammation can be very problematic and can cause pain and problems even in nearby structures.
If inflammation occurs, be aware that in most cases it is self-inflicted (a lot of walking on hard surfaces with a lack of supportive muscle training, for example?).
And that you are smart to listen to what the body is doing.
I am trying to tell you. If you don’t listen for pain signals, the condition or structure can be chronically damaged.
Our advice is to seek active treatment (e.g., chiropractor, physical therapist, or manual therapist) for the problem.
Groin inflammation symptoms
The pain and symptoms will depend on the degree to which the groin has an inflammatory reaction.
We still remember that inflammation and infection are two completely different things.
If you get a severely inflamed reaction with the development of heat, fever, and pus in the area, then you have an infection.
We will talk about this in another article. Typical symptoms of inflammation include:
– Local swelling
– Reddish and irritated skin
– Painful from pressure/touch
Groin inflammation diagnosis
A clinical examination will be based on history/history and a study. This will show impaired movement in the affected area and local tenderness.
No additional diagnostic images are normally needed, but in some cases.
It may be necessary to acquire images to see if an injury is causing the swelling, or possibly blood tests.
Diagnostic image examination of groin inflammation (X-ray, MRI, computed tomography, or ultrasound)
An x-ray can rule out any hip injury. An MRI exam can show if there is any damage to the tendons or structures in the area.
Ultrasounds can check for tendon damage – they can also see if there is fluid buildup in the area.
Treatment of inflammation of the groin
The main purpose of groin inflammation is to remove any cause of the inflammation and allow the groin to heal itself.
As previously mentioned, inflammation is an all-natural repair process in which the body increases blood circulation to the area to provide faster healing.
Unfortunately, it is sometimes possible for the body to do a good job excessively well.
Therefore, it may be necessary to reduce inflammatory laser and possible use of anti-inflammatory drugs (remember that excessive use of NSAIDs can reduce repair in the area).
Cold treatment can provide pain relief in sore joints and muscles, including in the groin.
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One should always try conservative treatment for a long time before resorting to invasive surgery (surgery and surgery), but in some cases, this is the only way out.
Direct conservative measures can be:
– Physical treatment (treating nearby muscles can cause pain relief and increased blood circulation)
– Rest (take a break from what caused the injury)
– Sport / Kinesio Tipping
– Sole inserts (this can result in incorrect foot and foot loading – but not a quick fix or a good floor length)
– Exercises and stretching (see exercises further down in the article)
Exercises against inflammation of the groin
You should try to eliminate too much exercise if you have groin inflammation – at least until the worst has been healed.
Replace jogging with swimming, elliptical machine, or ergometer bike.
Make sure to stretch your hip, thighs, leg, shoulder blade, and lightly exercise your feet, as shown in this article.
We also recommend that you calmly try them hip exercises.