Groin strain

Pain that occurs in the inside of the thigh due to tear in the muscles of the adductors. These are muscles that originate from the pelvis and insert onto the inside of the thigh When contracted they move the leg toward the midline of the body especially in running and kicking. This injury is common in footballers, sprinters, hurdlers, horse riders and kick boxers. Symptoms include pain when squeezing the thighs together, swelling and sometimes bruising in the inside of the thigh.

Assessment is usually to exclude any other possible causes such as lower back problems.

Groin strain physio treatment

Treatment comprises of soft tissue massage, acupuncture, ultrasound, stretching, muscle energy techniques and joint mobilizations. This is then followed by progressive strength training to return to activity or sports.


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