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  • Hip Flexor Strain . Kaitlyn Physio 
    – the major muscles that contribute to hip flexion include psoas major, iliacus, and rectus femoris
    – The psoas major and iliacus combine to form “iliopsoas” which is the most common muscle involved in a hip flexor strain
  • Hip Flexor Pain or Iliopsoas Related Groin Pain . Hip Pain Help
    – Usually related to a known injury
    – May be related to (1) the muscles themselves (2) the junction between the muscle and the tendon – the musculotendinous junction (3) the tendon or (4) the bursa
    – Various terms may be used to diagnose hip flexor conditions, including:

      • Hip flexor Strain or Tear; Iliopsoas Strain or Tear – usually related to a known injury
      • Iliopsoas Tendinopathy – a painful iliopsoas tendon, usually developing more slowly over time
      • Anterior Snapping Hip – snapping of the iliopsoas tendon which can sometimes become painful
      • Iliopsoas Bursitis – inflammation or thickening of the iliopsoas bursa
      • Iliopsoas Impingement – impingement or compression of the iliopsoas tendon against the underlying bone or artificial hip (hip prosthesis)



  • Tendinopathy: is typically used to describe any problem involving a tendon. The tendons can be worn, injured, stretched, and/or torn.
  • Tendinitis: acute inflammation of the tendon due to small (micro) tears (the suffix “itis” indicates inflammation)
  • Tendinosis: non-inflammatory degeneration of a tendon from repetitive strain-injuries without adequate time to heal. Sports Health
  • Hip Flexor Pain or Iliopsoas Related Groin Pain . Hip Pain Help
    – A painful iliopsoas tendon, usually developing more slowly over time


  • Hip Bursitis . Orthoinfo
    – The iliopsoas bursa is located on the inside (groin side) of the hip
    – When this bursa becomes inflamed, the condition hip bursitis, but the pain is located in the groin area
    – This condition is not as common as trochanteric bursitis, but is treated in a similar manner.
    – Bursae, are small, jelly-like sacs that are located throughout the body, including around the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and heel. They contain a small amount of fluid, and are positioned between bones and soft tissues, acting as cushions to help reduce friction.


  • Ad-ductor Related Groin Pain . Hip Pain Help
    – Adductor Muscles, Adductor Related Groin Pain, and Inguinal Related Groin Pain
    – Tears or strains may occur within the adductor muscles; where the muscles & tendons join (musculotendinous junctions); or within the tendons
    (1) Sports: Traumatic injury resulting in a rapid onset of pain
    (2) Longstanding Groin Pain: A single cause can difficult to establish. One of the main reasons for this is the large amount of interconnection between the soft tissues around the pubic region. MRI scans of someone who has had groin pain for more than 3 months will often reveal a variety or combination of findings, and you may receive a diagnosis of: 

    • Adductor Tendinopathy, Tendinitis or Tear – tendon pain, inflammation or a tear of one or more of the inner thigh muscles 
    • Pubic Aponeurosis Tear – a tear in the blended fibrous tissue at the front of the pubic bone 
    • Rectus Abdominis Tendinopathy/Enthesopathy, Tendinitis or Tear – tendon pain, inflammation or a tear of the rectus abdominis (six pack) muscle 

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