Osteitis pubis is a rare cause of groin pain but is more common in athletic patients, specifically soccer players, runners.
Osteitis pubis is defined as an idiopathic, inflammatory condition of the pubic symphysis and surrounding structures, but it is most likely related to overuse or trauma.
Osteitis pubis is a painful inflammation of the bone and soft tissues of the pubic symphysis
- pelvic and/or perineal pain, reproduced on hip adduction
- constant dull pain
- Lower abdominal pain that is centered in the pelvic area
- Pain while running, or changing direction
- Pain while walking, climbing stairs
- Pain while lying on your side
- popping sensation when shifting positions
- High-level of athletic activity- athletic pubalgia
- Urological or gynaecological surgery
- psoriatic arthritis
- ankylosing spondylitis
- Kali carbonicum