It is one of the most painful and persistent groin injuries that frequently occur in soccer players and runners. Although it may also develop in women after childbirth and after prolonged labor. Generally, inflammation in the pubic bone causing osteitis pubis may arise from increasing training too quickly, muscle weaknesses or imbalances, shortened or tight muscles, and exercising on hard or uneven terrains. Poor gait mechanics and legs of different lengths may also result in this condition.
Osteitis pubis may further become a chronic condition causing intense pain. Other signs and symptoms are a sharp dull pain in the groin area. Tenderness may also be present in the front area of the pubic bone. Occasionally, the pain may radiate to the lower abdominal area, as well as into the upper legs.