If you're an active person, you may associate pain in the lower abdomen or groin to a muscle strain. Groin injuries are often seen in athletes who participate in sports such as ice hockey or football. As you get older, it’s more likely that the groin pain is the result of a hernia. While you can't prevent hernias, you can be aware that they are a common cause of groin pain. Learn more about the common types of groin injuries and how to prevent them from happening!