A member asked:

Every time i play soccer i get a sharp pain around top of right thigh and small pain in hip/groin, what could this be?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. John Ayres answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

It depends.: Groin pain can mean a hernia or else a hip problem. Possibilities include a torn labrum (the fibrous ring that holds the head of the femur in the hip), femoral acetabular impingement (fai) syndrome arthritis (unlikely in a young person), avascular necrosis. If it persists you should probably get an x-ray to make sure it isn't serious.

Answered 1/15/2015


Dr. Brian Sabb answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

FAI & sports hernia: I agree with the original post. How old are you? Younger patients are more likely to present with femoroacetabular impingement (fai) & one other entity that you should consider: sports hernia. Sports hernia is not uncommon in soccer players. In addition to the originally discussed processes, also consider: non joint related dz like muscle and soft tissue processes, snapping hip, impingement.

Answered 9/1/2013



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