A-Z of Injuries

Hip & Groin - Iliopsoas Syndrome

These two hip flexor muscles the iliacus and psoas muscle are commonly affected, especially when kicking a football. Where the tendon attaches to the front of the hip joint there is a small sac of fluid (bursa), the pain can be associated with inflammation and irritation of the tendon or bursa.

Signs & symptoms:

  • Pain in anterior hip and thigh region
  • Hip stiffness
  • Clicking or snapping hip
  • Pain on lifting the knee up
  • Pain on stretching the hip flexor
  • Pain when attempting to kick

Physiotherapy treatment aims to settle the condition down by reducing inflammation and improving strength and flexibility of the hip muscles. It can take a duration of 6 weeks with a gradual return to full sporting activity.


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