A pulled groin muscle, or adductor strain, is a common injury, primarily among athletes. However, because many players choose to play through the pain and not seek treatment, it’s difficult to pinpoint how many of these injuries occur each year. Although this type of injury can happen to any type of athlete, it tends to be more prevalent among soccer and ice hockey players.Read More >
Unfortunately for athletes, it’s not difficult to pull a groin muscle during sports activity. Overstretching or tearing the muscle can happen when you are not properly warmed up, from overuse, from moving the leg beyond its normal range of motion, or by quickly contracting the muscle while sprinting or jumping. Although it’s possible to reduce your risk of a pulled groin by warming up and stretching before and after athletic activity, almost every athlete must treat a pulled groin at some point.Read More >
Hip and groin injuries are painful and inconvenient for both athletes and non-sports cases. They can disrupt your daily life as you may notice pain during walking, running, climbing stairs, or even driving. If you’ve suffered an injury to your hip or groin, the faster you can recover, the more quickly you can get back to a normal lifestyle. Here are some of the common causes and types of hip and groin injuries, and resources for the best tips to speed up healing.Read More >
Groin strain can occur as a result of overuse or by suddenly overstretching one or more of the adductor muscles in the inner thigh. The symptoms, which might be noticed immediately after the injury or later after activity has stopped, include:Read More >
A groin strain injury can happen to anybody, but they are most common in athletes, and particularly those who play soccer, football, or hockey. The injury happens when the muscles in the groin area contract too suddenly, causing a painful stretch or tear in the muscle tissue. How do you know if you have a groin strain injury? You will feel pain in the inner thigh, and depending on the severity of the injury you might also experience:
- Loss of strength in the affected muscles
- Loss of range of motion
- Tenderness caused by swelling in the inner thigh
- Difficulty lifting your knee or bringing your knees together
Chances are, if you have this type of injury, you know about it, but you should always get a proper diagnosis from a medical professional. Once the injury happens, the groin strain recovery process starts immediately. The more proactive you are about promoting healing, the faster it will happen.Read More >
Groin strain recovery can be challenging for both patients and healthcare providers. Most patients, particularly athletes, are anxious to return to activity as quickly as possible, so they don’t allow enough time for rest and healing. Groin strain is so common among athletes and active individuals because the muscle group is particularly difficult to stretch.
The location of the injury also presents challenges because, unlike an ankle or wrist, it does not feel natural to elevate the area to help reduce swelling. Additionally, applying ice packs is inconvenient and uncomfortable, which means patients are less likely to comply with recommendations for cold therapy.
With these challenges in mind, patients can heal more quickly with a few key recovery strategies.
Use these tips to help ensure a successful groin strain recovery:Read More >