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Doctor insights on: Do You Need Crutches For A Pulled Groin

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Do you need crutches when you pull your groin?

Do you need crutches when you pull your groin?

Depends on type: A "pulled groin" or muscle strain is common. There are different degrees of muscle strain. If this injury is causing you to limp then yes i would use crutches until you can walk pain free. Apply ice if the injury is acute. Goal 1 is to obtain pain free motion. Goal 2 strength return. Goal 3 sport specific training to get you back to your level of activity. Think hip labral tear if not progressing. ...Read more

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Crutches (Definition)

Crutches are devices held beneath the armpits to support the body in walking after an injury to ...Read more


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What can I do for a pulled groin?

What can I do for a pulled groin?

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 that had returned and spread to his pelvis. A rare finding for someone who is 36, but usually if it does not respond to gentle stretching and anti-inflammatories if able to take them, then seek expertise. ...Read more

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How can I confirm when my pulled groin is ready for my regular activities again?

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. Depending on severity of strain could take 2 weeks to two months. ...Read more

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How to heal a pulled groin muscle?

Slow activity: Heat the area (such as bath, heating pad, jacuzzi), slow stretching and light exercises, gradually increase activities, rest when it becomes uncomfortable, and use anti-inflammatory medication (such as ibuprofen, motrin, advil, aleve). It can take several days or longer to heal, depending on the degree of injury. ...Read more

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How are a pulled groin and a hernia different?

How are a pulled groin and a hernia different?

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 you have to wait and see if the pain goes away (strain) or whether a lump develops (hernia). This can take months to years. ...Read more

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What are good exercieses for a pulled groin muscle?

What are good exercieses for a pulled groin muscle?

Time: First must heal the muscle, then stretch the muscles in the area, then finally can strengthen muscles. Squats are good for strengthening. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long before i can exercise after a pulled groin muscle?

Can you tell me how long before i can exercise after a pulled groin muscle?

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(slow increase) reintroduction into exercise after that. Listen to your body, if you're not a professional athlete, "no pain, no gain" really doesn't apply to you. If it hurts, decrease the intensity or just avoid it all together and retry later. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have osteitis pubis or a pulled groin?

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 attachment it will be away from the pubis. ...Read more

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Osteitis pubis or a pulled groin, how to know the difference?

Location. : 1 will B painful directly over the pubis, a groin sprain is painful 2 squeeze the muscle. ...Read more

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How can I tell whether I have osteitis pubis or a pulled groin?

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 groin muscles attach on the pubic bone. Stress fractures can also mimic osteitis pubis. These are seen more commonly in runners. Diagnostic injection into the region may help. Mri is also very sensitive in helping determine the source of pain. ...Read more

Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more