Groin pain in the soccer athlete: fact, fiction, and treatment

Clin Sports Med. 1998 Oct;17(4):787-93, vii. doi: 10.1016/s0278-5919(05)70119-8.


Groin pain in the soccer athlete is a common problem accounting for 5% of soccer injuries. Groin distribution has proved to be the most common cause of groin pain. Other causes are direct trauma, ostetis pubis, muscle injuries, fractures, bursitis, hip problems, and hernia and referred pain. Soccer players with groin pain present a complex management problem that is discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / therapy
  • Groin / injuries*
  • Humans
  • Pain / etiology
  • Pain Management*
  • Soccer / injuries*