Osteitis Pubis

Osteitis Pubis is a bone-stress injury, a painful condition that affects the pubic bone and surrounding tissues. It is characterised by inflammation and damage to the pubic symphysis, which is the joint that connects the two halves of the pelvis at the front. Osteitis Pubis commonly occurs in athletes involved in sports that require repetitive movements, such as running, jumping, or kicking.

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Aubergine Physio - Osteitis Pubis
Stephanie Smith-Rowles of Aubergine Physio

Causes of Osteitis Pubis

The exact cause of Osteitis Pubis is often multifactorial. It can result from a combination of factors, including:

  • Overuse or repetitive stress on the pubic area: Athletes who engage in activities with repetitive movements, such as soccer players, long-distance runners, or dancers, are at a higher risk of developing Osteitis Pubis.
  • Muscle imbalances and weaknesses: Muscular imbalances in the hips, pelvis, or core can lead to increased stress on the pubic symphysis, contributing to the development of Osteitis Pubis.
  • Poor biomechanics: Faulty movement patterns or improper technique during sports or exercise can strain the pelvic region and contribute to the development of Osteitis Pubis.

Contributing Factors that effect Osteitis Pubis

  • Pubic bone overload
  • Lumbar spine and SIJ dysfunction
  • Increased Rectus abdominus tone
  • Short and weak iliopsoas muscle
  • Increased adductor tone
  • Decreased Lumbar-sacral stability
  • Limited hip range of motion

Symptoms of Osteitis Pubis

Osteitis Pubis manifests differently in each individual, but common symptoms include:

  • Groin pain: Persistent or intermittent pain in the groin region is a primary symptom of Osteitis Pubis. The pain may worsen during activities such as running, twisting, or kicking.
  • Pelvic pain: Discomfort or tenderness in the pelvic area, specifically around the pubic bone, is another hallmark symptom of Osteitis Pubis.
  • Pain during physical activities: Individuals with Osteitis Pubis often experience pain while performing exercises or movements that involve the pelvic region, such as lifting the leg, changing directions, or performing explosive movements.

How Aubergine Physio Can Help

At Aubergine Physio, we understand the challenges and limitations that Osteitis Pubis can impose on your daily life and athletic performance. Our team of experienced physiotherapists specialises in the treatment of Osteitis Pubis and offers comprehensive and personalised care.

Osteitis Pubis

Focused Shockwave Therapy for Osteitis Pubis Treatment

We utilise state-of-the-art focused shockwave therapy to provide effective pain relief and promote healing for individuals with Osteitis Pubis. This non-invasive treatment option uses high-energy sound waves to target the affected area, stimulating the body’s natural healing process and reducing inflammation. Focused shockwave therapy can help:

  • Alleviate pain and discomfort in the pubic region.
  • Improve blood circulation to the affected area, enhancing the healing process.
  • Stimulate tissue regeneration, promoting long-term recovery.
  • Promote bone healing

Physiotherapy for Osteitis Pubis Rehabilitation

Our skilled physiotherapists employ a tailored approach to help you recover from Osteitis Pubis and return to your active lifestyle. Through a combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, and targeted stretching, our physiotherapy program aims to:

  • Correct muscle imbalances and weaknesses that contribute to Osteitis Pubis.
  • Improve joint mobility and stability in the lumbar spine, hips and pelvic region.
  • Enhance core strength and overall stability.
  • Optimise movement patterns and biomechanics to prevent future recurrences.

At Aubergine Physio, we are committed to your full recovery and long-term well-being. Our integrated approach, combining focused shockwave therapy and physiotherapy, provides a comprehensive solution to effectively manage Osteitis Pubis and help you regain pain-free movement.

Contact us today to schedule a Free Discovery Call with our experienced physiotherapists and take the first step toward overcoming Osteitis Pubis. Your journey to optimal health and performance starts here at Aubergine Physio.

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