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Groin Pain

Groin pain is pain this experienced in the groin region and the inside of the upper thigh. There are many potential causes for groin pain. Explore the information under each tab below to understand more about the anatomy of the area and things that may go wrong.

If you have visited out “Hip Pain Explained” page, you may have already read some of this information. On this page you will find information specific to conditions related to pain in the groin region.

Common conditions associated with groin pain are:

Pain experienced in the front of the hip may be related to:

  • joints of the hip & pelvis, where two bones meet
  • ‘soft tissues’, non-bony structures, such as muscles and tendons
  • bones, such as the femur (thigh bone) or bones of the pelvis
  • the lower back (lumbar spine)
  • nerves that run through and around the front of the hip & pelvis
  • pelvic organs or blood vessels, or other health issues masquerading as hip pain

Explore each of these further in the tabs below.

 

What is pain?

Pain is an experience that the brain creates for the purposes of stimulating you to change your behaviour or seek help for a perceived problem with your body. Irritating or potentially damaging stimuli in your body (like high levels of pressure, tension or extremes of temperature) activate sense receptors (danger sensors) in the area. Signals from danger sensors in the body travel through the nervous system to the brain. Here the information is processed and the brain sometimes (but not always) produces a pain experience.

If you would like to read more about understanding what pain is, please click here.

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