I am writing in reference to a condition called osteitis pubis- i recently read julia from bloomfield hills reponse- it was not too helpful to me however. I was diagnosed with this condition about 13 months ago while competing at a Division I school. Due to the fact that I was in my final season of eligibility and I was considered an asset to a certain team. my trainers decided to disregard the request of the doctor and had continued to schedule me for competition and pumped me ful of cortezone. At this point I had no idea of my condition or the proper rehabilitation procedures. It eventually got to the point where my circulation in my leg was being affected and my leg would go numb after racing. At this point I left the horrible world of D-1 athletics and went to my family doctor who recommended I rest for at least 5 months. It was 10 months of me not doing any activity until I played a game of pick up basketball. Now my leg hurts the same as it does a year ago. Am I never going to be able to play sports again, is there something else wrong with me, please help me.- Mikey Irish
Mike, lately...I have come to the conclusion that in some cases, surgery is the only answer. This is because the insertion of either the adductors or the lower abs, or both are detached from the skeleton, and reattachment is the only way to get back to sport. Do the research in your community, and see an orthopedic surgeon who is likely to do an MRI and perhaps an Ultrasound to identify the lesion, and then surgery to repair it. By the way, surgery is very successful I this type of injury.