iliopsoas tendinitis

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Inflammation at the junction between the iliopsoas and its tendon, which inserts onto the femur. It is characterized by groin pain when attempts are made to raise the knee to the chest. The inflammation is caused by repeated hip flexion (e.g. doing a large number of squats during weight-training or repeatedly kicking a ball). Initial treatment involves replacing the precipitating activity with one that does not cause groin pain. Anti-inflammatories may be prescribed and, if the tendinitis is severe, a physician may administer a steroid. See also bowler's hip.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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