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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inner thigh pain: Generally a pulled groin will cause pain along the inner aspect of the upper thigh. The pain can be worsened by resisting adduction (squeezing the knees together against resistance) and or by abducting (pulling the affected leg away from the other leg. These exam findings are not specific or sensitive in a laymans hand so please consult a specialist for proper evaluation. ...Read more
Groin Pull: If this injury has remained symptomatic for six months then proper medical evaluation by a physician is necessary. There could be several reasons for popping in and around the hip. It is imperative than an orthopedist evaluate for problems inside and around the outside of the hip joint such as hip labral tears, bony avulsions, snapping tendons, stress fractures and referred pain from the back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Rest, ice, NSAIDs: Groin pulls can be stubborn, and thus, slow to heal. A pull truly involves at least partial tearing of the muscle fibers. Recovery can range from 1-2 weeks for minor injuries to up to a year for severe injuries. One key is to avoid stretching the injured tissue. The tightness sensation felt after a "pull" does not mean the tissue needs stretching. Recovery from a pull includes more strengthening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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