Chronic pain in the groin can negatively impact your way of life. The discomfort makes it difficult to move, work and enjoy social interactions. Not knowing the cause of your pain can add to the frustration. But, chronic groin pain isn’t something you’re doomed to suffer.
Finding the root of your pain is the key to managing and healing the condition.
Causes for Groin Pain
Chronic groin pain is pain that you’ve experienced in your groin for three months or more. Many things can cause pain in the groin. A common cause of groin pain is participation in sports such as hockey, football, or soccer. But the causes of groin pain don’t stop there.
Kidney stones, hip fractures, and muscle strains can cause chronic groin pain.
Symptoms of Chronic Groin Pain
There are instances where groin pain is acute and radiates through the body.
Chronic groin pain differs is not an isolated incident. It is a consistent pain felt in the area which accompanies several symptoms.
Symptoms of chronic groin pain are:
Pain while walking
Pain in the testicles
Groin Pain and Hernia Surgery
A misunderstood cause of groin pain may be related to recent hernia surgery. If you’ve had surgery on an inguinal hernia, there is a chance of developing groin pain afterward. This may be due to infection or issues concerning the surgical mesh. It’s best to mention symptoms to your surgeon if you believe groin pain could be related to your surgery.
Treating Groin Pain
Managing groin pain can be challenging as the best method depends on each case.
Some treatments include:
Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulation
When to See a Doctor
Conservative methods are the first step in treating chronic groin pain. Sometimes, these aren’t always enough and need the help of experienced professionals.
Dr. Jacob is ready to help you uncover the reason behind your chronic groin pain. If you want to learn more about how we can help, schedule a consultation with NYC Hernia. Call us today at (212) 879-6677.