Ok, I read a lot of this thread, and feel pretty confident I have a sports hernia. I play American football at a major Division 1-A school, and have had this pain for just about 2 weeks. It started just before our 3rd game of the season, with pretty sharp pain in my left groin at the attatchment, and a little in my left hamstring at the attatchment right next to the groin. Progressively it got worse, and by our 4th game it was killing me along my pubic bone at the base of my abdominals as well. I've been seen by our trainers and team doctors and have been getting "treatments" involving exercises and muscle stim.
Initially they told me it was a groin and hamstring strain, which I didn't agree with because there was no incidence I could remember. Last night after practice our team orthopedic doctor looked at me and said it was osteitis pubis (i think, tendonitis he basically said). I have asked them about it being a possible sports hernia, but they just kind of shrug it off, like they're just assuming it isn't. I've also had an ultrasound done to rule out a conventional hernia. Anyways, they are giving me some sort of injection on thursday to relieve the pain, but I don't know if it will. Does this sound similar to the sports hernias you have all experienced? If it is will injections help me get through the season so I can get it repaired after the year?
Basically it kills when I sit up, squeeze my legs together, change direction, run, sprint... basically anything. It also hurts slightly in my left lower abs, inside my hip flexor away from the bone...
Anybody got any recommendations or guesses on what this could be?