At our St. George chiropractic clinic, we excel in effectively managing groin strain through our comprehensive and conservative care approach. Our dedicated team conducts a detailed examination to assess the severity of your injury and then crafts a personalized rehabilitation program tailored to your specific needs. Trust us to guide you towards a successful recovery and optimal healing.
About Groin Strain
Your inner thigh muscles, also known as the “groin” muscles, play a crucial role in leg stability and pelvis support during movement. A “strain” occurs when these muscles or tendons are stressed beyond their limits, similar to a fraying rope pulled too hard. This can happen during sports or vigorous activities when the groin is forced to contract excessively.
Groin strains are common in sports involving forceful thigh movements, like kicking, sprinting, and side-to-side cutting, especially in ice hockey and soccer, where they account for around 10% of total injuries. Fatigued muscles and prior groin strains increase the likelihood of injury.
Muscle tearing can lead to bleeding, bruising, swelling, pain, and loss of function. Symptoms may vary from mild discomfort to severe pain, depending upon the amount of tissue that has been torn. Pain likely increases when your thigh is stretched away from your body or when you squeeze your thighs together
Signs & Symptoms of Groin Strain
- Pain or tenderness in the groin area
- Swelling and bruising around the inner thigh
- Difficulty walking, running, or moving the leg
- Pain that worsens with activities involving the groin muscles
- Limited range of motion in the hip or leg
- Weakness or instability in the hip or pelvis
- Muscle stiffness or tightness in the groin area
- Discomfort or pain during physical activities that engage the groin muscles, such as kicking, jumping, or changing direction rapidly.
Your Visit With us
At Crux Sport & Spine, our St. George chiropractors excel in managing most groin strains through conservative care. Our process begins with a detailed examination to determine the severity of your injury and create a personalized rehab program.
During your recovery, you may need to limit activities like running and jumping, as the healing period depends on factors like the location and severity of tearing. Returning to your sport too soon can lead to re-injury or permanent damage.
To prevent future strains, we focus on strengthening your adductors, as weakness in these muscles increases the risk of groin injuries. Our comprehensive approach starts with a thorough movement-based assessment, identifying critical factors contributing to your pain. Combining targeted muscle release techniques with chiropractic adjustments, we release muscle tension for improved movement and well-being.
But our care doesn’t stop there. After your adjustment, we guide you to our dedicated rehab area, providing personalized stretches and exercises to extend the benefits of your session at home. Experience exceptional chiropractic care and take the first step towards a pain-free and healthier life at Crux Sport & Spine. Visit us today!