Groin pain Part 4d (causes): Trigger Points in Iliopsoas, etc.

Muscle information, Neuromuscular therapy / Friday, July 31st, 2009


This is part 4 of a series on groin pain. If you missed the beginning, go back to Part 1,

Iliopsoas is the next most significant cause of groin pain both from localized pain in the muscle and from Trigger Point referrals deep in the inner thigh where it attaches and across the front of the groin at the level of the hip capsule between the pubic bone and front angle of the hip bone. Pain in the groin comes more from the iliacus portion of the iliopsoas inside the hip bone.


Sartorius Trigger Points are superficial sensations in the upper thigh described as sharp or tingling pain.


Gracilis Trigger Points are also superficial with sensations in the upper thigh described as hot stinging pain.


Tensor fasciae latae (TFL) doesn’t refer to the groin but has a Trigger Point that refers right into the hip joint. It can feel just like it’s coming from deep in the groin.


Quadriceps Trigger Points are extensive and muscle portions attach near the groin causing local pain, but the only Trigger Point for the groin comes from the vastus intermedius deep in the middle of the center of the thigh. The pain also centers in the middle of the thigh but radiates upward to the groin.

The next post begins Part 5 on Groin pain treatment for Enrique L.