Wow, this thread is huge. OK, I'm trying to figure out if what I have may be or be related to sports hernia/gilmore's groin.
I've been injured for about two months now (first noticed on July 5th). The pain, while not running, seems to be located in my upper inner thigh and groin area (around and below the pelvic bone), but I also have tightness above the outside of my knee, and I can sort of flex/feel the muscle or whatever it is that goes behind my knee on the inside of my knee (the very edge of the knee, the contour) - I can't do this on the unaffected leg.
While running, the pain seems to radiate a lot through my leg, including my groin, thigh and knee.
As for the level of pain, I would never describe it as "severe." It is bad enough when I start running that I have to almost immediately stop, but it doesn't affect daily activity too much, walking is usually fine unless I have tried to run recently, etc. and most of the time, when not running or being active or thinking about it, it doesn't bother me too much.
When I flex my abdomens and touch the left side (side of the injury), it is a little sore, but all in all my ab pain is not noticeable and the worst of it seems to be centered below the pelvic bone and in the far upper inner thigh right below that bone. If I press on my adductor in my thigh anywhere below this it feels weak and triggers the pain back in my groin/pelvic corner area. I have no testicular pain.
No pain whatsoever when sneezing, coughing, etc.
I figured that since I was missing many of the symptoms associated here with sports hernia, that this was probably just an adductor strain. So I'm confused by why it has not improved at all in two months (hasn't gone worse...just hasn't improved at all).
Also, the knee tightness stuff may have started after I started swimmiing. I don't clearly remember having it back in early July.
Also I am on strong anti-inflammatories (local doctor, non-specialist prescribed), so that may be why the pain is not problematic though I know I still am nowhere near being able to run.
Thanks to anyone who can help or knows anything about what this be or what I could do.