If you have groin pain after a sports injury or even after lifting or some other activity that ended in groin injury, you can find relief with regenerative therapies. If elite athletes can get relief, so can you.
After monthly regenerative injections of dextrose and lidocaine, these athletes returned to full activity. Click here for the full article, or check out the abstract below.
Topol GA, Reeves KD: Regenerative injection of elite athletes with career-altering chronic groin pain who fail conservative treatment: a consecutive case series. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2008;87;890–902.
Design: Consecutive enrollment of elite performance-limited athletes with chronic groin/abdominal pain who failed a conservative treatment trial. The treatment consisted of monthly injections of 12.5% dextrose in 0.5% lidocaine in abdominal and adductor attachments on the pubis. Injection of the nociceptive source was confirmed by repetition of resistive testing 5 mins after injection.
Results: Seventy-five athletes were enrolled. Seventy-two athletes (39 rugby, 29 soccer, and 4 other) completed the minimum two-treatment protocol. Their data revealed a mean groin pain history of 11 (3–60) mos. Average number of treatments received was 3 (1–6).
Individual paired t tests for Visual Analog Scale (VAS) of pain with sport (VAS Pain) and Nirschl pain phase scale measured at 0 and an average of 26 (6–73) mos indicated VAS Pain improvement of 82% (P 1010) and Nirschl pain phase scale improvement of 78% (P 1010).
Six athletes did not improve following regenerative injection therapy treatment, and the remaining 66 returned to unrestricted sport. Return to unrestricted sport occurred in an average of 3 (1–5) mos.
Conclusions: Athletes returned to full elite-level performance in a timely and sustainable manner after regenerative injection therapy using dextrose.