Self Care, Exercises, Leg
Whether you play hockey or your foot slips while you’re walking across an icy driveway, stretching one of your inner thigh muscles past its normal limits can cause significant pain.
Most groin pulls occur when you move your leg with a fast and forceful motion or your leg changes direction rapidly. The level of pain accompanying a groin pull depends on the severity of the adductor muscle injury. Like other strains, groin pulls are diagnosed using a graded scale.
It takes time for groin pulls to heal. They may cause stiffness and tenderness for a week or more. If the pain persists for more than 4 weeks or prevents you from participating in normal activities, you may want to see your primary care provider or a sports medicine specialist.
Unfortunately, once you've had a pulled groin muscle, you will be more susceptible to the injury in the future. But, you can take steps to minimize your risk.
Taking a few precautions and completing leg conditioning exercises on a regular basis may help you prevent groin pulls and adductor strains as you enjoy winter activities.
If you are experiencing leg pain or it hurts to move your leg, contact Bone & Joint at 800.445.6442.
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