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Do You Need Crutches For A Pulled 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
4-6 weeks.: They can be slow to heal, but don't rush it. You could apply an elastic bandage or wear a pull-up sleeve for a little support as it heals. ...Read more
After a pulled groin I've developed swelling in my lymph nodes. What would this accur from & how to treat?
Very common: Trauma to the groin area is the most common cause of inguinal lymph nodes swelling. Se your PCP for eval. ...Read more
My 7 year old boy has pain around his groin area he was playing baseball and felt discomfort after his game. What can it be pulled groin?
Pulled groin suddenly whilst running- 8 weeks ago. Pain returns after exercise- also feel slight discomfort pubic area at same side. No lumps?
Rest, heat/ice: Any pulled or strained muscle needs rest to heal. For this reason, avoid any activity or exercise that causes pain in that area. Use ice and heat alternately. Medicines that contain N.S.A.I.Ds like Ibuprofen or Naproxen will help with pain and inflammation. If problem persists after 4 weeks of doing this, then you should be seen by your doctor for tests and treatment. ...Read more
I have a pulled groin. I ice it whenever I can, but it's not getting better. Now, it's starting to move down my leg. Should I have my md look at it?
Yes: Yes, you should see your doctor for your pain. What you are experiencing may be referred pain. Causes could be a strained muscle or a pinched nerve possibly from your back, hip problem, hernia or other causes. If it is indeed a "pulled groin muscle" you might benefit from physical therapy. ...Read more
What else other than rice and vicodin can I do for a pulled groin muscle. The vicodin never really knocks the pain out?
Anti-inflammatories: The best way to treat pulled muscle is by rest and gentle stretch. Having said that, the first line of medications that should be tried are anti-nfalmmatory meds, i.E advil or ibuprofen. If you don't have a history of gastritis or bleeding from the stomach, you can take these medications generously, i.E 2-3 200 mg tablets, at least 2 times a day for 4-5 days. ...Read more
I've had what's felt like groin pain off and on for a couple months. Recently it's felt like a pulled groin muscle & today I noticed a small lump?
Had my first pap smear on 3/20/17 and my groin has pain still as of 4/7/17. Is it a pulled groin muscle, as when she did the exam it hurt a lot.?
Switch doctor: Regardless of your age and of your Gyn, sexual or obstetrical history...you should expect your Gyn exam, speculum exam or Pap test to be done skillfully and to cause you no pain. Since you felt that "when she did exam it hurt a lot", it would be wise to "switch" and to seek a more caring and more experienced clinician (doctor, Gyn, nurse-practitioner...) to check on your groin pain. ...Read more
I have a knott under my skin inner thigh right testical hurts could this be a hernia or a pulled groin?
Pulled groin doing a split in hockey, been 2 weeks, bruising is significant and deep, down the inner thigh The muscle feels elastic, rebounding?
Torn adductor/ham: With this type of injury and bruising, I often think first of a partial tear of the groin/adductor or hamstring tendons or muscles. It would be wise to try and get a definitive diagnosis and receive a plan for rehab, recovery time and return-to-play recommendations. It may take several months to heal. If I can be of help, then join my care team & virtual practice at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
Many doctor told me that I have a pulled groin but why do I feel the pain below my 3to4 inches of my belly bottom. Or could groin be in pubic or pelvic?
Could be a strain, or: 3-4 inches below the below button would be middle of lower abdomen/upper pelvic area. Possibilities include a muscle strain, which can be painful for couple weeks. But could also be something related to the urinary bladder, or lower colon. Since your 17 years old, and did not mention any urinary tract symptoms, my bet would be on a muscle strain. Many docs? Maybe check further for GI or gu problem. ...Read more
Pulled groin? Week ago had severe night cramp inner thigh tonight during intercourse developed a sharp pain in groin can't walk no pain if not moving
Pulled groin: If indeed having pulled groin, avoid activities that aggravate the pain. If intercourse is discomforting, avoid it. Local heat or ice applications may be helpful. Ibuprofen 200 mg, 3-4 pills at a time up to 3 times/day may be helpful. If you have any problems with urination, then see your doc. ...Read more
Hi I am a 43 year old male, I am active in the gym and play sports with my 8 yr old son. I am 6" 234lbs. I pulled my groin yesterday in the gym doing leg press, I went to the ER immediately after to make sure nothing was serious It was a pulled groin. Wh
Not sure.: Question was incomplete. Please provide more symptoms and less background info. ...Read more
Doctor evaluation: A good physical examination combined with diagnostic xrays and other studies can tell the difference between a fracture and a pulled muscle. ...Read more
Leg cramps (usually calf), pulled groin, pulled quad, tight hamstrings all occurring recently. Function of my age & fact that I run a lot, or worse?
You could use some training advice but start out with a consultation with a Board Certified PHYSIATRIST (Muscle/Skeletal specialist!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
It may take a little longer though, depending on what you do on a daily basis that may keep the tissue from proper rest.
Tough area to have an injury... ...Read more
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