Groin pain radiates down my leg – what can I do?

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I have a stabbing pain near my groin area of right leg that radiates down the front of my thigh to my knee when I walk. It literally takes my breath away. I’ve been stretching it & rolling on a foam roller but it’s relentless.

Disclaimer: Please note, this reply is for informational purposes only. It’s not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician, physical therapist, or other qualified health provider with a medical condition.

Things to Know

  • The symptoms you described can often come from from the hip, back, or muscles and nerves that run through your leg.
  • A combination of hands on treatment, strengthening, and stretching exercises will likely help.
  • A PT can work with you to determine the cause of your pain and get you on a path to recovery.

Thanks for reaching out. Without doing a detailed physical exam it is difficult to provide a specific answer. 

The symptoms you described can often come from from the hip, back, or muscles and nerves that run through your leg. 

Through an examination, a physical therapist will be able to determine from which region your pain is stemming. Then, they’ll provide specific exercises and treatment accordingly. For instance, patients seen for similar complaints are often provided with a combination of hands on treatment, strengthening, and stretching based on their specific needs. 

During your examination, the physical therapist will determine whether you will benefit from physical therapy or require further medical workup and can refer you to a specialist if necessary.

If you’re experiencing a similar condition, it’s best that you reach out to your local physical therapist for a consultation. To locate a Therapeutic Associates practitioner near you, visit our clinic locator here.

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