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DMR Therapy® specializes in this type of soft tissue injury. Relief can be surprisingly rapid, without the side effects of many traditional therapies.

Osteitis pubis (sometimes confused with pubalgia) is a noninfectious inflammation of the pubic symphysis and surrounding muscle insertions. It is a fairly common complication of pelvic surgery, but it may also occur in athletes.

SYMPTOMS

The symptoms of osteitis pubis can include a dull aching pain in the groin, a loss of flexibility in that area, pain that may radiate up to the lower abdomen or down to the groin region, although in many cases the patient is unable to localize the pain. In more severe cases it may be experienced as a sharp stabbing pain when running, kicking, changing directions, or even just standing up or getting out of a car. Tenderness at the attachment of the adductor longus muscle of the thigh is also a common symptom.

CAUSES

  • Often times the cause is unknown
  • Pregnancy/childbirth
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Urologic surgery
  • Sports such as football, soccer, ice hockey or tennis
  • Trauma

CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT

  • heat or ice
  • stretching, and strengthening of the stabilizing muscles
  • crutches or corset to unload the pelvis
  • medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs),
  • steroids: oral or a corticosteroid injection
  • prolotherapy (injections of dextrose and lidocaine).
  • Surgery is rarely used in these cases

 

DMR Therapy® PERSPECTIVE

Osteitis pubis is often confused with, or may be considered a type of pubalgia. The injury, however is more localized and therefore often more easily resolved. It is a soft tissue injury, the type that DMR Therapy® specializes in. Again, it most often is resolved easily by releasing trigger points in the affected muscles, stretching the involved fascia and then focusing on the tendinous attachment of the muscles and the inflamed cartilage itself. It often is as quick and easy as that.

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