What is gracilis syndrome?
The “gracilis syndrome,” a fatigue fracture of traumatic etiology involving the bony origin of the gracilis muscle at the pubic symphysis, is akin to traumatic osteitis pubis and injuries of the adductor longus muscle origin.
Can the gracilis cause knee pain?
Another rare PA pathology is ‘snapping PA syndrome,’ which causes medial knee snapping. This snapping sensation results from a translation of the PA tendons (usually gracilis or semitendinosus) across the posteromedial aspect of the medial femoral condyle and tibia during knee movement(14,15).
Can you tear your gracilis?
Gracilis tears are the least common. The mechanism of injury (how it happens) is often from pulling the leg in toward the body (a movement called adduction) combined with full hip flexion and internal (inward) rotation. The knee of the injured leg is straight.
What does gracilis pain feel like?
A sudden force or pull to your gracilis can cause it to tear. This may cause pain, bruising, and a weak feeling in your inner thigh and groin. Groin strains can range from grade I (mild) to grade III (full thickness tear of the muscle).
Where does gracilis attach?
The gracilis muscle decends almost vertically down the leg and inserts on the medial tibia at the Pes anserinus. The pes anserinus is also the attachment site of the Sartorius and Semitendinosus. The gracilis muscles is innervated by the anterior branch of the obturator nerve (L2-L4).
Why is it called gracilis?
Gracilis is superficial and is easily palpated. Its name comes from the Latin term for “slender.” Injury to the gracilis can cause pain, loss of hip motion, and difficulty with function related to walking.
What does inner thigh pain mean?
Experiencing pain in the inner thigh can have many causes, including a muscle strain, a hernia, and kidney stones. Home remedies can often alleviate the pain, but medical treatment may also be needed, depending on the cause.
Is walking good for a pulled groin muscle?
Instead, rest is all about avoiding unnecessary strain on the groin, so avoid kicking, intense exercises such as running, and heavy lifting. If the pain is intense, avoid walking or any physical activity for a day or two following the injury.