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Where Is The Groin Muscle Located
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...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
Many Explanations: But in a nutshell you need an exam. There are many things that can result in a common symptom of groin pain. Inguinal or femoral hernia, kidney stones, referred pain from a hip or spine injury, inguinal lymph nodes, infection, especially if lmphnodes are enlarged, skin infection. A rare but serious issue is necrotizing fasciitis, but this is not typically subtle, with fever and malaise. See yourMD ...Read more
Depends on injury: The healing time of a muscle strain or "groin pull" depends on the severity of the injury. If you see bruising along the course of the muscles it will take longer. Labral tears of the hip can cause groin pain; so if not improving within 4-6 weeks that should be considered. Step one-ice the area to minimize the zone of injury step 2-restore pain free flexibility, strength then sport specific ex. ...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
Not directly: Your abdominal muscles and your groin muscles both connect to your pelvic bones. It is possible you could strain one or both muscle groups while doing vigorous or strenuous exercise. ...Read more
No: A groin muscle changes nothing reproductively.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a pain on and off in my groin area? One day on the left side on day on the right? What could this be? It kinda feels like I pulled a muscle?
Pulled muscle: If you have pain in your groin muscle after running, it's possible that you pulled a muscle. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (rice) may help you recover. Gentle warming up before engaging in physical activity, followed by stretching, followed by activity, followed by cool down, followed by stretching is a great way to keep limber and healthy. Good luck! ...Read more
I have a little disconfort on the uper leg, left side, near to the groin area, is that are inflamed nudes or the muscle?
When I get out of bed I feel a burning sensation on my left groin muscle. Its been a few months since I pulled my groin muscle. Recommend any stretches?
Evaluation: I would advise a chiropractor evaluate - especially one familiar with sports injuries that can help advise you with stretches once he/she has evaluated the muscle and surrounding areas for injuries. Physical therapist also an option - but harder to go see on your own without a physician order... ...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
Pulled muscle can: Impact the function of other muscles, including the groin area. Your doctor can assess and refer to another professional to help if needed. Peace and good health. I see that you experience panic attacks. Please watch your self-talk so your mind does not run away w/problems that may or may not be the case. ...Read more
Groin pull -- or groin strain -- results from putting too much stress on muscles in your groin and thigh. If these muscles are tensed too forcefully or too suddenly, they can get over-stretched or torn.
Groin pulls are common in people who play sports that require a lot of running and jumping.Pain and tenderness in the groin and the inside of the thigh is one of symptoms. ...Read more
What should I do about pain in groin/testicle area - have I strained a muscle or is it something serious?
Here are some. ..: Although pain and aches of these natures and sites oftentimes can not be cured, their causes may be defined for counseling of behavioral modification and expectation by analyzing the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of the pain and its potentially related symptoms over time + conducting physical exam + tests as needed so to deduce possible Dx for reasonable Rx / care.... ...Read more
Have pneumonia. Pain with distended muscle in left side near ribs to groin. Now it's black and blue there.?
Bruising.: The black and blue is a sign of blood. You need to be seen by a physician. ...Read more
I have a somewhat pulling in my groin area like a strained, or sprained muscle. I cannot get an erection. What is going on?
Whenever I workout my abs directly, I get a very weird feeling on the right side of my groin. Is it a hernia or a un stretched muscle?
It could be the start of a hernia or it could be a simple muscle bruised groin muscle
if you do not see a bulge put your hand on the area that hurt and cough if you felt air rushing through then it could be the start of a hernia
either way start taking 600-800 mg of ibuprofen three times a day after or with meals for a week go easy on the exercise, use heat pad on the groin
see your doctor ...Read more
I pulled a groin muscle about 3 days ago. I am just curious how to treat it. Rest, ice, message, stretching? And how long until I can run again?
Started to get slight numbness in left groin area. Also, some aches in body, head, muscle, goes away quickly. Been last day or two. Thoughts?
Neurologic: Numbness and aches implies a neurologic cause. Since the symptoms are not persistent, they are more likely to be benign. If the symptoms worsen or do not resolve, see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I am having severe pain in my groin. I did nothing to pull a muscle that I know of. Started friday with just a little pain now I can't walk hardly?
Groin Pain: A hernia occurs when the tough connective tissue that completely covers our bodies (under the fatty layer) develops a weakness or true hole and the stuff inside bulges out. If you are having pain, it means that the area had some injury. If there is a bulging and it does not reduce easily, then you need to see your doctor. Otherwise, Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) should help reduce the pain. ...Read more
I think I pulled a muscle in my groin. I am a runner. The pain isn't severe, but I can feel it. Should I stop running for a while, or can I keep going?
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
During sex and during ejaculation, I have pain in my left groin area. It is like pulling of the muscle. Could it be hernia?
Lifting and pulling stuff and felt a pull quick short pain in groin Later on two sore knots were there. Could it be muscle knots or lymphoma?
Not lymphoma: Lymphoma is presence of malignant transformation in existing lymph nodes that when left unchecked will spread to adjacent nodes and enlarge. When tw knots appeared in groin that were non existent prior to the "pull" in a female it is consistent with herniation of small bowel thru the femoral canal medial to the neurovascular pedicle in the thigh. If not reduced should be seen by surgeon. ...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?
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