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Should I exercise with groin pain?
Stop exercising if you feel pain or tightness in your groin or the inside of your thigh. Do regular strengthening exercises for your thigh muscles, especially if you’ve had a groin pull before.
What is the most common cause of groin pain?
The most common cause of groin pain is a muscle, tendon or ligament strain, particularly in athletes who play sports such as hockey, soccer and football. Groin pain might occur immediately after an injury, or pain might come on gradually over a period of weeks or even months.
How long does it take for a groin strain to heal?
With rest and proper treatment, most groin strains heal on their own in about 4–8 weeks. More severe groin strains can take longer. It is very important to let the strain heal fully and get the doctor’s OK before going back to activities.
Should I stretch my groin if it hurts?
You can begin stretching your groin muscles right away. Stretch gently and avoid any pain. If you have pain while doing these exercises, you should not do them.
How do you stretch out your groin?
Bend your knees and move your soles inward so that they’re touching. Move your knees down toward the floor so that you feel your groin muscles stretching. Breathe deeply and hold this position for 20 to 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times.
Why do I get groin pain when I walk?
Groin pain when walking is often caused by strained muscles, ligaments, or tendons in your lower abdominal area. Cartilage tears, hip impingement, an inguinal hernia, and osteoarthritis are also common culprits. If your groin pain is caused by muscle strain, rest and ice therapy can help the injury to heal.
Should you stretch a strained groin?
Stretch gently and avoid any pain. If you have pain while doing these exercises, you should not do them. Standing groin stretch: Bend down and slide your injured leg out to your side.
How do you stay in shape with a groin injury?
1. Hip adductor stretch
- Lie on your back with bent knees.
- Press your feet into the floor.
- Allow your knees to drop open to the sides.
- Press the soles of your feet together.
- Hold this position for up to 30 seconds.
- Return your knees to the starting position.
- Repeat 3 times.
Why does my groin hurt all the time?
Some things might just need a simple treatment. Others might need more serious medical attention. The most common cause of groin pain is a muscle, ligament, or tendon strain. This happens to a lot of men who play sports. The pain may happen right away or build over time. Continuing the sport or activity may make the injury worse.
When to do exercises for a groin injury?
After the pain subsides, you can begin to do stretches and exercises to heal a groin injury. Usually, you can begin these exercises within a few days of your initial injury, but it depends on the severity of your strain.
How to tell if you have a groin strain?
Usually, the pain of a groin strain is sharp, the onset is abrupt, and the cause of pain is clear. In addition to pain, a person may develop inner thigh muscle spasms and leg weakness from the strain. Diagnosing and Treating Groin Pulls
What causes muscle spasms in the groin area?
In addition to pain, a person may develop inner thigh muscle spasms and leg weakness from the strain. Inguinal Hernia. An inguinal hernia occurs when fatty tissue or the intestines herniates (protrudes) through a weak or torn area within the abdominal wall. Sometimes, an inguinal hernia causes no symptoms.