Groin pain is often a sign of a problem inside the hip joint. Common conditions that cause groin pain include muscle strains, joint pain in my ankle, and labral tears.
Groin pain is often a sign of problems within the hip joint. Most people who are asked to point to their hip will instinctively point to the outside of their body. So why do hip joint problems hurt in the groin? This is called «referred pain,» and it is due to the organization of nerves in our body. The best way to determine if the hip joint is the cause of your groin pain is to lie down and have an examiner move your hip through different motions. If this replicates your symptoms of groin pain, then the hip joint is likely the cause of these symptoms. However, there are also other causes of groin pain that may not be related to the hip joint.
Your doctor should be able to determine by examining you the location of the problem. As stated, hip joint problems can be identified by moving the hip joint and seeing if the symptoms occur. If not, some of these other causes of groin pain must be carefully assessed. Hip joint problems can also cause pain that occurs in other areas, not just the groin. In children, the knee is actually the «classic» location of pain from a hip joint problem. Therefore, any child who has the spontaneous onset of knee pain must be carefully evaluated for a hip joint problem.