This is probably completely unrelated to the other issue with my legs I've posted about. I pulled my groin rock climbing nearly two years ago. For six months I couldn't do a butterfly stretch; physical therapists pulled on my pelvis to realign things and I gradually healed well enough to participate fully in martial arts with just the occasional twinge of pain during, say, a roundhouse kick.
Now that I'm less active due to spinal problems, I hadn't noticed any groin pain at all in the last year until I went hiking yesterday. It wasn't a difficult hike: just three and a half miles of gently sloping terrain. After the second mile, though, the jabbing pain set in and the rest of the hike was fairly unpleasant. It's right under the crease between my pubis (I guess that's what you call it) and my thigh. Still very much present this morning.
I've finally decided to not care about how inexplicably achy my legs are (a separate and mysterious problem) and just do the things I enjoy anyway. Not anything intense like climbing, of course, but hiking, for one thing. Is this groin pain something that will just be there for the rest of my life? I frequently walk several miles at a time and experience no symptoms. I believe the few uphill climbs might have caused this. Would physical therapy be an option if the pain is only present after something like several miles of hiking? Does it sound like something surgery could fix?