Osteitis pubis is a painful inflammatory condition of the pubic symphysis, the joint between the right and left pubic bones of the pelvis. It is usually caused by excessive movement of the pubic bones. This condition is prevalent amongst football players, as well as runners and other athletes. Osteitis Pubis symptoms can also occur in Women, Post Pregnancy including pelvic instability.
- Actions such as running, jumping, kicking, and rapid changes in direction cause the abdominal and groin muscles to exert a pulling force on the pubic bones, which result in excessive stress and inflammation.
- Tight adductor and hamstring muscles along with weak abdominal muscles can also contribute to osteitis pubis.
- Pain is generally localised over the pubic symphysis and may radiate to the lower abdomen, groin, inner thigh, testicles or hips.
- Loss of flexibility in the groin.
- Pain when pulling the leg inwards against resistance.The incidence of osteitis pubis in footballers has increased sharply over the last decade. 3 reasons for this are:
- The increased physical demands of football.
- The increased hardness of the surfaces.
- The increasing demand for size and strength among footballers.We at Waverley Massage have developed specific techniques that have achieved great results with osteitis pubis. For further information contact us on (03) 9807 0650.