What are Groin Injuries?
These injuries are common and by far, the most common type of groin injury is a groin strain.
Can physiotherapy help people with groin injuries?
Yes. Physiotherapy has been shown to be successful in treating groin pain, and most people with the condition make a full recovery when managed well over time.
What are the causes of groin injuries?
Sudden trauma like getting a hard tackle in contact sports
Sudden stops and starts movement, common in sports like basketball and soccer
Overuse due to repetitive stress, common in triathlon and distance runners
Sudden change in direction of movement
How do I know if I have a groin injury?
You will experience the following symptoms:
Direct or referred abdominal pain
Pain subsides with rest
Pain and/or tenderness with touch or deep palpation of the muscle
Swelling, disclouration or stiffness
Crossing your leg, squeezing your knees and moving your affected leg away from the body’s midline increases the pain
Running, kicking, performing sit-ups or change in direction activities aggravates the pain
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