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My son injured the area above his hip on the front side of

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my son injured the area above his hip on the front side of the body about three weeks ago. He did it while warming up for a track meet. He is a sprinter and a long jumper. I just chalked it up to a pulled muscle and thought he needed to rest it, but it is still bothering him. It only hurts him when he sprints. Can you help us?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Orthopedics
Expert:  Dr.Sawhney replied 2 years ago.
Hello
I am Dr.Sawhney and orthopaedic surgeon and I would be happy to help you today.
Is the pain located in groin area?
How much ibuprofen has he been taking every day and for how long?
Thanks
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The pain is above the groin area. He has taken 2 advil liqupr gels about once every two days
Expert:  Dr.Sawhney replied 2 years ago.
Thanks for replying.
I suspect he is suffering from condition known as sports hernia or athletic pubalgia.
It is not a hernia in true sense of term but if left untreated a hernia can develop at a later date.
In this condition the soft tissues in the groin or lower abdominal wall can get injured.These maybe the muscles ligaments or tendons.
Initial treatment is giving rest and icing.Ibuprofen can be used in dose of 400mg 3 to 4 times a day.
As he has been having pain for 3 weeks it would be safer to have him examined by doctor.
Please see the link below to know more about the condition.
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00573
Feel free to ask any follow-up questions.