Groin Muscle Strain Treatment
A true groin strain involves one of your hip adductors muscles pictured here on the right. What you will most likely experience when you have a groin strain is a sharp pulling pain up towards your groin as you go to run, jump or change direction.
Athletes playing sports like soccer and football have a higher chance of these types of injuries due to the variety of playing surfaces as well as the high demands of the sports. Other sports such as hockey, netball and basketball are also common culprits for this type of injury.
What needs to be done about Groin Pain?
- Don't ignore the early niggles. Not all types of groin pain will begin with an incident or sharp painful movements. Overuse issues along with a number of hip related groin pain will begin with simple tightness and restrictions. Groin issues are a lot easier to manage and quicker to recover from in these early stages so get in touch as soon as your niggles are lasting greater than a week!
- Identify the source of your pain! A detailed assessment of your symptoms along with muscle strength and mobility tests are essential to diagnosing which type of groin pain you are suffering from!
- Stick to the plan! Groin pain can have its ups and downs and may flare up at times, but if you do not stick to the overall plan for the long term, it can be an injury or pain that lasts long term!
Our physiotherapists are experts in identifying all of the contributing factors that can lead to groin pain and have the facilities and equipment to accurately analyse your movement, strength and mobility. Getting all the right information for your condition will help you to avoid wasting time and effort on exercises or treatments that are not getting to the source of your problem! Failure to address these factors may increase the likelihood of long term pain, or recurrence once normal activity is resumed.
What to expect at Physio Fit Adelaide?
Initial assessment with a physiotherapist at Physio Fit includes thorough discussion of the nature of your pain (where, type of symptoms, duration and intensity of symptoms) as well as a bit about you! We can’t help you get better if we don’t know what it is you want to get back to! So we will also discuss your work, physical activity and other life demands to determine what management you need to get back to those things stronger and more robust than before!
We will then conduct a thorough physical assessment. This will involve both hands on assessment from the therapist but also practical assessment. This will include things related to your specific history, for example: running, kicking, squatting, jumping, lunging, getting on and off the floor and definitely ‘that exercise in the gym’ that gives you your hip pain.
We will also make sure we keep track of how things are changing and add or subtract things from your program when necessary to make sure you’re always getting the best care possible! We’ll provide you with a management plan to help you understand your condition and your path forward to become pain free!
Don't delay your recovery - Take action today!
The occasional niggle or tightness may be nothing to worry about, but failing to pay attention to sharp or lingering pain may end up causing you a lot of problems in the future. If groin pain is stopping you from doing what you normally love to do, then it is time to get it looked at by one of our experienced physiotherapists. In general, knee pain that is affecting your day to day life is a sign that something needs to be looked at.
Often we just assume things will get better by themselves or with enough rest, but this is rarely the case, so take action and get back to doing what you love as soon as possible!