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How Do You Know If You Pulled Your Groin
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
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
I pulled me groin about 6 months ago in softball and it still flares up when i try to run. Is this a simple pull or is there something else going on?
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
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
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