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Groin and Hip Pain
Chronic groin pain
can be easily treated with
Prolotherapy because there are multiple
ligament laxities that cause groin pain. This diagnosis is accomplished by the physician having a listening ear and a strong thumb (TO PALPITATE THE PAINFUL AREA.). An interesting case will illustrate this point.
A young woman came to see us. She had been suffering for more than 10 years with terrible groin pain. She had stepped into an animal trap, which wrapped around her leg.
This caused the trap to engage and, before she
knew it, she found herself hanging upside down from a tree limb with the rope
lassoed around her ankle. Alone in the forest, she hung there for what seemed
like eternity until she was finally rescued.
As a result of this incident, she was left with chronic groin and
back pain. As a health food store owner, she turned to numerous healing techniques. She also sought relief from many doctors who diagnosed her as having, among other things, a groin sprain, a
disc problem, and a
tendon strain. Nothing permanently relieved her pain.
Her medical history clearly indicated one thing that could have caused the problem. (Ross) compressed the
pubic symphysis (the pubic joint ligament) with his thumb on the side of the leg that had been caught in the rope.
"Wow! That caused a whole-body jump sign.” He treated that area with
Prolotherapy. For the first time in a decade, she walked without pain.
Only once has a patient said that a physician had examined the pubic symphysis. The pubic symphysis is the front joint of the pelvic bone. The back joint of the pelvic bone is the
sacroiliac joint. If the
sacroiliac joint is lax, there is a good chance that the pubic symphysis will also be lax. Regarding the treatment of
chronic pain with Prolotherapy, it is advisable to treat both sides of a joint to ensure its strength. Someone suffering from
low back pain should not only have the sacroiliac joints examined, but the pubic symphysis as well. Likewise, patients with groin pain should have the sacroiliac joints palpated. Sacroiliac
ligament laxity can also refer pain to the groin.
The pubic symphysis is actually a disc. It is a fibrocartilaginous disc that, like any other disc in the body, can be disrupted. It is supported on top by the superior pubic ligaments. Typically, people with groin pain are assumed to have a groin strain. This refers to a strain of the
adductor muscles that attach to the pubic bone. Chronic pain that does not respond to exercise,
manipulation is most likely a ligament problem. In the case of pain reproduced by palpating the pubic symphysis, the cause of the pain is pubic symphysis diathesis. This means a loose pubic symphysis area. Unfortunately, mild laxity in the joints can only be diagnosed by palpation. There is no x-ray study that can be done to confirm it. This is also why many physicians do not diagnose it. The diagnosis of
Ligament laxity can generally only be made by a listening ear and a strong thumb.
The pubic symphysis joint is stressed when the leg is pulled out from underneath, as in the case of the lassoed lady. This can also be caused by falling, tripping, or slipping. In sports, pubic symphysis injuries are relatively frequent. Swimmers who do the breast stroke often suffer groin pain from a pubic symphysis injury. Prolotherapy for pubic symphysis diathesis entails
Prolotherapy injections into the
junction of the superior pubic symphysis ligament and
(Watch where do
Prolotherapy injections go and do they hurt?)
in the pubic symphysis itself. Prolotherapy is extremely effective in strengthening the pubic symphysis and relieving chronic groin pain in this area.
Ross Hauser, M.D.
Medical and Rehabilitation Services
Hauser received his M.D. from the University of Illinois, Chicago; completed his
residency at Loyola-Hines VA-Marianjoy Hospitals in Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation; and received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University
of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Hauser is one of the leading
experts in the treatment of chronic pain and sports injuries with
He, along with his wife Marion, have written seven books on the
topic of Prolotherapy, a comprehensive book on the natural medicine
approach to cancer, as well as a myriad of articles and newsletters
for the general public. Read more about
Ross Hauser MD