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what do you do for a pulled groin

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Miller
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Make sure: First make sure that's what it is. I saw a man treated by his doctor for six months for a "pulled groin" that i found to acutally be a lung cancer th ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Ice might: Work better than rice. After 48 to 72 hrs heat may help. Otc the anti inflammatory like advil (ibuprofen) may be as good as narcotic after the acute ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Billy
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Core exercises: Stretching exercises for a pulled groin in the early stage of injury are helpful to prevent secondary tightness. Eventual exercises should focus on l ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Morgan
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No pain: When you can do activities with out pain you can stretch your groin with out pain and it is equal in motion to the normal side and has normal strength ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Slow activity: Heat the area (such as bath, heating pad, jacuzzi), slow stretching and light exercises, gradually increase activities, rest when it becomes uncomfort ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Difficult: They can give you many of the same symptoms. Best to have an experienced md examine you. Rarely a study like cat scan may be necessary. Sometimes y ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard to say without: Knowing more specifics as in how severe the "pull" was. But in general even for mild strains, resting for 2 weeks isn't unreasonable with a graded(sl ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
By location: the pubis is easy to palpate, and would be point specific. a groin pull would be palpable in the medial muscle mass, even if close to a muscle attachm ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Location. : 1 will B painful directly over the pubis, a groin sprain is painful 2 squeeze the muscle.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Osteitis pubis: Osteitis pubis is a central ache directly over the junction of the pubic bones. It can be very difficult to distinguish this from a groin pull as the ... Read More

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