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Can I play basketball with a groin injury?
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Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Probably Not
A groin injury is usually the result of a strained adductor muscle.
This muscle is used in sprints, jumps, cuts, and turns. A mild strain may not limit your ability to play basketball, but playing may increase the injury. More severe strains will limit your ability to run and jump. Treatment/activity level will vary with the of damage. Groin injuries should be evaluated for hernias.

In brief: Probably Not
A groin injury is usually the result of a strained adductor muscle.
This muscle is used in sprints, jumps, cuts, and turns. A mild strain may not limit your ability to play basketball, but playing may increase the injury. More severe strains will limit your ability to run and jump. Treatment/activity level will vary with the of damage. Groin injuries should be evaluated for hernias.
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Dr. Robert Meislin
Sports Medicine
In brief: Groin injury
All depends on level of pain and degree of injury.
Often time a sports hernia is undiagnosed for months and only becomes more apparent when the pain worsens with activity. An acute adductor strain with type iii tearing will take 6-8 weeks to heal.

In brief: Groin injury
All depends on level of pain and degree of injury.
Often time a sports hernia is undiagnosed for months and only becomes more apparent when the pain worsens with activity. An acute adductor strain with type iii tearing will take 6-8 weeks to heal.
Dr. Robert Meislin
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