Osteitis pubis

What is osteitis pubis?

Osteitis pubis is a self-limiting injury that is characterised by pelvic pain in the pubis symphysis. It mainly presents in athletes aged 20 to 30 and is more common in females than in males. It is generally more common in kicking sports.

It can also affect pregnant women. During pregnancy hormones are released which relax ligaments. This laxity can result in pubic symphysis pain.