Sudden Groin Pain in Runners

Common injuries causing groin pain include groin muscle strain, adductor tendonitis, hernia and bursitis, as well as contusions from direct trauma, especially men. Pain may also be referred from the lower back and/or hip.

Groin Strain

A groin strain is a tear or rupture to any of the adductor muscles on the inside of the thigh. Symptoms include:

  • Sudden sharp pain in the inner thigh.
  • Pain ranges from a mild to very severe.
  • Sprinting (if at all possible) and changing direction is uncomfortable or painful.


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