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What is Osteitis Pubis?
Osteitis pubis is an inflammation where the right and left pubic bones meet at the lower front part of the pelvis. Osteitis pubis is a chronic groin condition that is common in athletes affecting the pubic symphysis and parasymphyseal bone and it occurs after athletic activity. It is actually an overuse condition caused by abnormal muscle forces acting on the pubic symphysis.
It causes pelvic pain and local tenderness over the pubic symphysis. It commonly occurs in athletes who participate in sports involving kicking, twisting, pivoting, cutting, and during abrupt directional changes. Osteitis pubis has been described in soccer, rugby, ice hockey, distance running players.
Osteitis Pubis Symptoms
The symptoms of osteitis pubis include pain in front of the pelvis, which may radiate to the groin, lower abdomen or inner thighs. Pain is usually one-sided and may increase with activities such as kicking, running, pivoting on one leg, climbing stairs, lying on one side and coughing.
Osteitis pubis treatments will be varied depending on the severity of the osteitis pubis symptoms.
Osteitis Pubis Diagnosis
Osteitis pubis diagnosis include medical history and symptoms, and physical examination.
Some imaging tests for osteitis pubis include x-ray, ultrasound, MRI, CT scan, bone scan, blood and urine test. Some of these tests are used to eliminate other possible causes of symptoms, such as hernia or an injury to the joint.
Osteitis Pubis Treatments
Osteitis pubis treatments specialist includes rest, ice, reduced activity, medications. injections, and physiotherapy.
Osteitis Pubis Physiotherapy
Osteitis pubis physiotherapy aims to correct muscular imbalances around the pubic symphysis which involves stretching and pelvic muscles strengthening. Physical therapy involving multimodal rehabilitation program is prescribed. In this program, patients are moved through different protocol stages after they are able to exercise without pain.
Osteitis Pubis Injection
For the treatment of osteitis pubis, Corticosteroid injections into pubic symphysis are also used as an additional approach to accelerate return to sport and it has been the most effective treatments for osteitis pubis condition.
Osteitis Pubis Surgery
Osteitis pubis surgery is performed only after conservative management fails. On average, osteitis pubis surgery is recommended if patient has tried at least 3 months extensive rehabilitation program. Surgical intervention is required for 5%–10% of patients refractory to conservative approaches.