Groin Pain Specialist

Crescent City Orthopedics

Orthopedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine Specialists located in Greater New Orleans, Metairie, LA

Groin injuries can happen in an instant. One moment you're running, playing your favorite sport when a sudden change of direction or jump sends shooting pain through your groin area. If this has happened to you, you need relief quickly, and the team at Crescent City Orthopedics is ready to provide it. For patients in Metairie, Louisiana, suffering from groin pain, Crescent City Orthopedics provides treatments that work.

Groin Pain Q & A

Crescent City Orthopedics

What causes groin pain?

Groin pain typically occurs when the pubic symphysis, sacroiliac joints, hips, or low lumbar spine are injured. Some of the more common problems that can cause this type of injury include:

  • Osteoarthritis of the hip
  • Labral tear in the hip
  • Stress fractures
  • Bone impingement
  • Adductor muscle strains (groin strain)
  • Hip flexor strains
  • Injuries to the lower back

These injuries often occur during sports when an athlete runs at high speed and changes direction quickly. They can also happen on impact in jumping sports.

Because of the full range of causes of groin pain, you need to get a thorough evaluation before seeking treatment. Pinpointing the underlying cause of your pain will allow your doctor to pursue the best treatment protocol.

How is groin pain diagnosed?

If you visit Crescent City Orthopedics with groin pain, your doctor will work to find the underlying cause before providing a treatment recommendation.

It starts with a medical exam, including manipulation of the hip and lower back to see what movements cause pain. Other tests that may help determine the cause of your pain include:

  • Ultrasound imaging
  • MRI
  • X-ray

Your doctor will choose the imaging tests based on the outcome of your physical exam and your description of the circumstances surrounding your injury.

What treatments work for groin pain?

Most cases of groin pain that aren't caused by arthritis, soft tissue tears, or bone injuries will resolve with rest and time.

Your doctor may recommend physical therapy to strengthen the muscles in the lower abdomen, lower back, and pelvis to help prevent future injuries and encourage faster healing of your existing injury. Some injuries or damage from arthritis will require surgery.

What surgeries can help with groin pain?

At Crescent City Orthopedics, you will work with a team of highly skilled orthopedic surgeons to diagnose and treat your groin pain. The goal of the Crescent City Orthopedics team is always to provide the least invasive treatment possible, but when necessary, the surgeons will offer surgical care with a high level of skill.

Surgery to repair soft tissue tears is one way to treat groin pain. Sometimes in cases of severe arthritis pain, hip replacement or partial hip replacement is the key to relief.

Crescent City Orthopedics will help you determine what treatment will provide lasting relief to your groin pain. Make an appointment to discuss your groin pain today.

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