The symptoms are pain in the groin increased by running, sprinting, twisting and turning, and kicking. After sport, the patient is stiff and sore. The day after a game, turning or getting out of bed or a car often causes pain, as may coughing, sneezing and sit-ups.
There is a history of specific injury in only 30% of patients – usually overstretching, abduction and eversion injuries. Symptoms usually indicate it is an overuse (wear and tear) injury.
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