Dayton, OH
A 39-year-old female asked:

What causes the pubic symphysis to flare up? muscles that lay directly across the pubic bone has been sore for weeks what type of treatment do i need?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Osteitis Pubis: Osteitis pubis is an inflammatory problem that can be related to overuse (kicking sports, figure skating) or can occur in people w/inflammatory arthritis or pregnancy. If u r not pregnant, consider ur activities. Muscles attach to the pubic symphysis (abdominals/leg adductors) but do not cross over or cover it. Start w/ice, activity modification and a compression garment. No kicking!
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Stretch/Strengthen: If stretching and strengthening the muscles in the area do not resolve the pain, you could consider a cortisone injection to reduce the inflammation. Newer techniques with stem cell therapies have shown great success in resolving chronic tears in those muscles/ligaments as well.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 51 years experience
Let me explain: The treatment for pubic symphysis arthritis is usually conservative in type, anti-inflammatory medication, if did not work injection of steroids and really if it bother after all these methods is surgery which rear.
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Last updated Sep 21, 2016

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