pubalgia

pubalgia

(pyu'bal-ja)
Pain arising from the groin or pubic symphysis. Diagnosis is made after ruling out the presence of an inguinal hernia.

Etiology

Symptoms are often secondary to strain of the muscles that attach in the area (e.g., rectus abdominis, iliopsoas, adductor longus, or rectus femoris), inflammation in the urogenital system (e.g., urethritis, epididymitis), inflammation of the hip (e.g., bursitis, arthritis), or weaknesses in the abdominal wall.

athletic pubalgia

Musculoskeletal pain, typically arising from the pubic symphysis, lower abdominal muscles, or the inguinal region of young athletes in whom an inguinal hernia is not present. Synonym: Gilmore's groin; groin disruption; sports hernia.

Etiology

Inflammation and tears in the local muscles or abdominal wall may result from repetitive overuse of movements (e.g., kicking, jumping, and sudden change of direction) that create shear forces across the pubic symphysis or inguinal ligament.

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20) Recent literature suggests that a noncontrast athletic pubalgia MRI protocol may have improved sensitivity and specificity for diagnosing sports hernia.
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And with the 26-year-old showing no ill-effects from the athletic pubalgia problem which has kept him out of the Blues' last two games, the striker is set to boost Moyes' attacking options ahead of the visit to Loftus Road tomorrow.
The pounds 5million signing from Rangers has been struck down with athletic pubalgia, an inflammation of the pubic bone.
Because the term "athletic pubalgia syndrome" is nearly identical in meaning, the terms are used interchangeably here.
With athletic pubalgia syndrome, there is disequilibrium between the upward and oblique pull of the abdominal muscles on the pubis against the downward and lateral pull of the adductors on the inferior pubis.
A High Incidence of Athletic Pubalgia in Professional Athletes with Symptomatic FAI.
And after consulting scans, the medical expert has confirmed the diagnosis that Torres is suffering from a condition called athletic pubalgia - or a 'sportsman's hernia'.
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Jelavic is battling to recover from athletic pubalgia in time to make the squad for Everton's next game, an away clash with QPR at Loftus Road next weekend.
With January arrival Nikica Jelavic facing a spell on the sidelines - and he could yet require surgery to cure his pubalgia ailment - and Louis Saha no longer on the books, Stracqualursi has found from at the right time.
Another casualty, new-boy Jelavic, says he is frustrated his career at Everton has been put on hold, as he continues to suffer from athletic pubalgia, an inflammation of the pubic bone.