Consider the inguinal ligament for upper groin pain and the adductor tendon for lower groin pain.
Groin pain is a common complaint amongst sportsmen and women and members of the public alike. It affects many athletes, and particularly those participating in sports involving kicking, rapid acceleration and deceleration, and sudden changes of direction.
It has been shown to be a regular occurrence amongst football, rugby and hockey players but any athlete could develop this condition, and it has been suffered by cricketers, marathon runners, equestrian eventers, baseball players and ice-hockey players to name but a few.
The true incidence of groin injury is unknown, but estimates have been as high as 30 – 40% amongst all sportsmen. Severe groin pain, defined as that which significantly disrupts performance and requires surgical intervention, has a reported career-incidence of 4 – 6 % in professional football players.
Most players undergo routine hernia surgery with unpredictable results, but the Lloyd Release Procedure has been specifically developed to address the cause of groin pain which is due to tension in the ligaments which attach to the pubic tubercle.