Our St. George chiropractors can successfully manage most groin strains with the conservative care we provide. We take you through a detailed exam to figure out how severe your injury is and develop a unique rehab program.
About Groin Strains
Your inner thigh muscles or “groin” muscles are six individual muscles that squeeze your legs together and stabilize your pelvis during movement. The term “strain” means the muscle or tendon has been stressed beyond its limit and has frayed, much like a rope that has been pulled too hard. Your groin may be “pulled” or “strained” if it is forced to contract beyond its capacity during sports or other vigorous activities.
Groin strains are prevalent in sports that require forceful thigh movements, like kicking, sprinting, and side-to-side cutting. This injury is prevalent in ice hockey and soccer, accounting for approximately 10% of total injuries. Groin injuries are more likely to occur when your muscles are tired or if you have suffered from a prior groin strain.
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.
Our Approach to Groin Strains
Our St. George chiropractors can successfully manage most groin strains with the conservative care we provide. We take you through a detailed exam to figure out the severity of your injury and develop a unique rehab program.
While you are recovering, you may need to limit some activities, like running and jumping. However, your healing period will vary based upon several factors, including the location and severity of tearing. In general, the longer that you have symptoms before you start treatment, the longer it will take to heal. Returning to your sport too quickly may lead to re-injury or permanent damage.
You are more likely to suffer a groin injury (or re-injury) when your groin muscles (adductors) are not as strong as the muscles on the outside of your thigh and buttock (abductors). Our treatment programs focus on strengthening your adductors to help you heal and prevent future groin strains.
Your Visit With US
We start every visit with a comprehensive movement based assessment to identify any critical contributors to your pain. We then combine muscle release techniques with chiropractic adjustments to help relax your tight muscles and allow your body to move better and feel better. Then, most patients are brought to our rehab area, where we teach you how to extend your session’s benefits at home through stretches and exercises based on your needs and goals.
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