Posted by: Bev coleman | 2010-04-07

Osteitis Pubis

Rugby player (fly-half) with Osteitis Pubis for 6mths, rested and still feel in pain scale 4/10, is operation the way to go to rectify injury?

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Rest is about the only good thing you can do - this is essentially an "overuse" type of injury.

Rehabilitation of Osteitis Pubis
Day 1-3: Rest, use cold therapy, Ultrasound, Anti-inflammatory medication (e.g. ibuprofen)
Day 3-5: Adductor stretching if it is not painful. Hold for 30 sec's, repeat 5 times a day.
Day 5 onwards: If it is not painful, stomach crunches (3 sets of 10 reps a day), dorsal raises (3 sets of 10 per day), adductor exercises, abductor exercises, hip flexor exercises also 3 sets of 10 per day. Gradually start doing more sports specific training.

Physiotherapy can be of great assistance, but do consult a sports injury specialist if you are unhappy about your progress.

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