Groin pull

Pelvis | Rheumatology | Groin pull (Symptom)


Groin symptoms include any type of pain or other abnormality in the groin area. The groin area is the region where your pelvis ends and your legs begin. The groin is also called the inguinal area. It includes your upper inner thigh, as well as the area where the legs attach to your torso.

Your groin consists of many structures, including bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels. The bones provide structure, the muscles provide motion, and the tendons anchor the muscles to bones. Ligaments connect the femur (thigh bone) to the pelvic bone at the hip joint. Nerves control sensation and movement. Blood vessels provide continuous blood circulation to and from your groin area and legs.

A groin pull - or groin strain - results from putting too much stress on muscles in the groin and thigh. If these muscles are tensed too forcefully or too suddenly, they can get over-stretched or torn.


Groin pulls are common in people who play sports that require a lot of running and jumping. In particular, suddenly jumping or changing direction is a likely cause. Groin pulls often appear in people who play soccer and football, and they make up about 10% of all injuries in professional hockey players.

Any of the structures of the groin are subject to injury, infection, diseases, or other conditions that can produce groin symptoms, such as: bleeding or bruising; deformity; difficulty or inability to move your leg or walk; groin rashes and other changes in the skin of the groin; joint stiffness in the hip; mass, bulge or lump; pain; paresthesia (numbness, burning, tingling, and other problems with sensation); swelling. ...