Osteitis pubis is an inflammation of the pubic symphysis joint causing pain in the groin and pelvis for athletes. Cartilage, joint fluid, a joint capsule, and two pelvic bones form the pubic symphysis joint. Osteitis pubis is develops in athletes through the overuse of the pubic symphysis joint through repetitive activities placing a high amount of stress and pressure in the pelvic area.
Osteitis pubis occurs as an inflammatory process in athletes, most commonly:
- Long distance running – marathons
- Kicking in soccer
- Kicking in football
- Skating in hockey
- Pain to the front of the pelvis
- Aching in front of the pelvis
- Pain in the groin area
- Weakness in the hip
- Difficulty bending
- Difficulty kicking
The symptoms of osteitis pubis are often confused with groin strain. Because of this common confusion, it is very important to have a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Spine and Sports Medicine diagnose the cause of your symptoms. Our Multidisciplinary Team of pain management experts will diagnose and treat your pain from osteitis pubis through Specialized Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine within one convenient all-encompassing treatment facility.
Diagnosing Osteitis Pubis
The Doctors of Physical Therapy at Spine and Sports Medicine work to correctly diagnose osteitis pubis and tailor a physical therapy plan to each patient’s individual needs. Once diagnosed, a physical therapy plan is designed to rehabilitate the pubic symphysis joint, reduce pain, and prevent recurrent injury.
- Medical history
- Sporting activity history
- Body type
- Physical examination
- X-rays in some cases to view the tissues surrounding the pubic symphysis joint
- MRI in some cases to rule out knee joint structure damage
A tailored physical therapy plan to rehabilitate an athlete’s pubic symphysis joint includes:
- Specific exercise routines for the patient’s individual needs
- Strengthening of the pelvic area – the pubic symphysis joint
- Increasing flexibility
- Enhancing mobility
- Strengthening the structures surrounding the pubic symphysis joint
For a full recovery and to lessen the chance of recurrent injury, the pelvic muscles must be strengthened. Physical therapy will release pressure to the weakened area – providing relief and promoting a proper healing process. Expert physical therapy throughout the patient’s rehabilitation process ensures a safe and healthy recover. The longer proper physical therapy is delayed, the longer the healing time for osteitis pubis. Delaying treatment can also allow the condition to worsen.
Medical Insurance Coverage for Osteitis Pubis Diagnosis and Treatment
At Spine and Sports Medicine, there is no requirement for you to obtain an outside primary physician referral for insurance coverage. Most insurance plans cover the cost of diagnosing and treating osteitis pubis. Our insurance experts will help you to determine your coverage and assist in processing your claims.
Discover Physical Therapy Treatment for Osteitis Pubis in One Convenient Location
If you suspect that you are suffering from osteitis pubis – and have been delaying medical treatment for your pain and discomfort – reach out to the Multidisciplinary Team of Physical Therapy Experts at Spine and Sports Medicine by clicking below or calling 212.986.3888. Remember – delaying treatment will only worsen your condition and increase your pain. Discover pain relief through the benefits of a multidisciplinary therapeutic practice in one convenient Midtown Manhattan location – at Madison Avenue and 40th Street.