Last football season around October time, I strained my groin on the right hand side. I didn’t stop playing but tended to use my left side more. Eventually it healed but straight away I hurt the left side but far worse.
I could be running for the ball straight with no pain and even change direction but as soon as I try to turn or kick the ball it hurts. Sometimes if I’m tackled akwardly the pain is so severe I couldn’t move for a few seconds.
I stopped playing eventually and visited a physio where I have had months of ultrasound and other stuff, even acupuncture. It felt better but not completly so I started playing football again but straight away the pain returned. I cannot cross my legs either side, I cannot kick a ball on my left side and if I move akwardly I am in severe excruciating pain.
The pain I believe although it’s so severe sometimes i’m not sure, comes from the top of my left thigh and even my right still aches a bit.
I’m not sure where to turn now, I’ve spent alot on physio and I still have the problem. I’m 34 years old and at the end of my footy career, I really don’t want to have to retire through injury.
Points of interest:
1) I can push my legs together without pain.
2) I cannot cross my legs
3) It’s more painful spreading my legs
4) I can run and sprint without pain.
5) I cannot kick properly with my left leg, I can pass with it but not full power.
6) I wake up in agony.
Any help would be much appreciated. I can’t retire just yet, I’d miss the game too much and I could never coach or manage.