Groin Strain Treatment

Groin Strain

A groin strain, also known as an adductor muscle strain or tear, occurs when one or more muscles in the inner thigh, including the pectineus, adductor longus, adductor brevis, adductor magnus, and gracilis, are injured. This type of injury is common in sports that involve explosive movements, such as sprinting, hurdling, basketball, field hockey, ice hockey, soccer, or football. Repetitive stress from consistent movements can also contribute to groin strains. Symptoms range from mild pain and limited mobility to severe pain and debilitation. Discomfort is typically felt in the inner thigh, accompanied by difficulty in movement and weakness. Proper warm-up, stretching, and conditioning can help prevent groin strains. Diagnosis involves a grading system, with grades 1 to 3 indicating varying degrees of muscle tears. Treatment options include myofascial release, kinesiotaping, ultrasound, therapeutic exercise, and the P.R.I.C.E. approach (protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation). Seeking chiropractic care can provide a tailored treatment plan based on the extent of the injury.