We know that having a groin strain is incredibly frustrating. It is an injury to the adductor muscles and tendons, which are along the inside of your thigh.
Groin strains are common in sports that require a sudden change in movement or direction, kicking, twisting.
However a groin strain can also occur during a day-to-day activity if the groin muscles are stressed.
Within 48 hours of a groin strain, Ice!
Wrap an ice pack in a tea towel and place it on the painful area for about 10 minutes and repeat this every few hours for the first two days after the injury.
Move Move Move…but gently
Gently move your hips as often as you can and as pain allows.
Here is a simple stretch routine that may help. If you are in acute pain, only stretch to about 70% stretch and use gentle movement to the muscle – don’t force it 🙂
Seek help! Since there are 3 degrees to a strain, it is important to get a professional diagnosis if your pain persists. A diagnosis is necessary to determine how serious the injury may be and a medical professional can rule out other serious causes of groin pain.
It will also help you understand why your problem occurred and help prevent it from happening again.
Give us a call on 01245 522360 or book online for appointment with one of our osteopaths who can help with assessing, diagnosing, treating and advising you.