GROIN STRAIN

Anatomy of the groin musclesCAUSES – Bruising or tearing of the muscle that travels from the pelvis down to the thighs is one of the causes of a groan strain.  You can get groin pull by overexertion or lifting heavy objects improperly.

TREATMENT – A minor groin pull will heal on its own by resting for a few hours or a few days.  A torn muscle will take a week or more to heal.  Surgery may be needed in severe recurring cases to repair the muscle and tendons.  An ice pack should be administered to the area as soon as possible to reduce the swelling and inflammation. To relieve the pain, take an aspirin or a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.  A specialist may be needed if the groin injury is due to an athletic injury.  Alternative treatments center on pain relief and rest until the muscles and tendons restore themselves to their normal condition.

PREVENTION – Yoga or moderate exercise is ideal to warm up your muscles before staring any strenuous activity.  Stretching after an activity will prevent post-activity spasms.

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