Groin Pull

How It Happens
Strains, or pull of the groin muscles often occurs in activities that require quick directional changes and explosive acceleration such as hockey, football, soccer and gymnastics.
  • Sharp pain at the groin region
  • Burning in the groin area
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness in certain movements of the thigh
  • Side to side movement is often painful
  • In severe tears, bleeding from the muscle will present as bruising down the inside of the thigh.
    The muscles of groin or thigh develop tears in the individual muscle fibers. Depending on the extent of the tear, and following treatment, a groin strain can take anywhere from a week to 3 months or longer to heal. Often an individual will return to their sport too early, and the groin pull becomes a chronic, nagging condition that limits performance
What Should You Do?
  1. Apply ice immediately to the area for 15-20 minutes with a tensor bandage
  2. Elevate the leg
  3. Use crutches to rest the leg
  4. See a physiotherapist as soon as possible to avoid having a chronic, longstanding injury
  5. Occasionally an X-Ray may be necessary to rule-out the possibility that the groin muscle pulled a piece of bone off from where it is attached
  6. In extreme situations, surgery may be necessary to repair a completely torn muscle
Will Physiotherapy Help Me?

A physiotherapist will assess your condition and determine the origin of your pain. Your treatment plan will address the local symptoms, such as pain and inflammation, and work to regain strength, flexibility and function to the groin. With the help of modalities, physiotherapy will reduce your symptoms and promote healing.

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