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Been rehabbing a groin injury for several months but still have pain. Suggestions?

Been rehabbing a groin injury for several months but still have pain.  Suggestions?

VIsit your doctor: Groin injuries can take up to 12 months to heal. However, you may have a hernia. The best way to diagnose a hernia is by physical exam, but they can be missed. Sometimes a 2nd exam or an exam by a different doctor may identify a hernia. For my patients with groin pain that do not have a hernia and are not improving after 6 months, i recommend an mri. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Groin injury 4 months ago. Still hurts. Any ideas?

Groin injury 4 months ago.  Still hurts.  Any ideas?

Gentle strching: Plain strain of the adductor muscle(the ones to the inner side of your groing)should have subsided with gentle streching, ovc medications and heat application.If pain persist after 3 weeks yould see a physician for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can I do to recover from a groin injury?

What can I do to recover from a groin injury?

Depends on extent of: Depends on extent of injuries, ice locally and avoid activities which are painful, and have it checked if pain is severe. ...Read more

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What can I do for groin injury that is persistant?

Gentle strching: Plain strain of the adductor muscle(the ones to the inner side of your groing)should have subsided with gentle streching, ovc medications and heat application.If pain persist after 3 weeks yould see a physician for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Doci , I have been suffering from a groin injury since last year, have been taking antinflammatory drugs but it seems they are not working out for me.

Doci , I have been suffering from a groin injury since last year, have been taking antinflammatory drugs but it seems they are not working out for me.

Further evaluation: Groin injuries can be difficult and often take several months for complete resolution but a year is a long time. This definitely warrants more intensive evaluation looking for more significant injuries. A sports hernia is a possible consideration depending on the exact location. Also possibly a partial tendon/ muscle tear. I would definitely recommend you see a a sports medicine physician. ...Read more

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How will I know when my groin injury has recovered and I can get back to soccer?

How will I know when my groin injury has recovered and I can get back to soccer?

Pain free resistance: Adequate rest for a groin injury is essential for recovery. Once you are pain free with groin stretching, then advance to resisted groin exercises. If you can do this pain free, i would return to light jogging and ensure that the adductors are rock solid before returning to explosive sports. There is nothing worse than resting a groin pull and then reinjuring it due to inadequate rehabilitation. ...Read more

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How must you treat a groin injury?

How must you treat a groin injury?

Rest and stretching: Acute injuries do well with rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medication. After the acute injury, it is essential to stretch gently to regain the motion of your groin. A good exercise that does not stress the groin during recovery is stationary biking. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for a groin injury?

What are the best treatments for a groin injury?

Patience: Recovering from a muscle injury can take anywhere from 2-6 weeks depending on the severity. Ice, rest, and stretching will help recovery. Anti-inflammatory medication can help decrease pain and swelling. Avoid reinjuring the muscle by modifying your activity and consider seeing a sports medicine specialist or physical therapist for help in directing your treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do to take care of a groin injury from playing handball?

What should I do to take care of a groin injury from playing handball?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more


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The region or crease between ...Read more