Groin strain is unpleasant and can be experienced by anyone. A muscle or ligament in the groin area can become strained during outdoor physical activity such as running or during heavy lifting.
Symptoms of a groin injury
- Pain in the affected area when not doing any physical activity
- Pain in the injured area while participating in physical activity
- Swelling in the groin
- Experiencing a feeling of weakness in the inner thigh
- Muscle spasms
- Icing the area– After a groin injury, you should apply ice every 2-3 hours for roughly 10-15 minutes for the next 2-3 days to reduce swelling and bruising. You should use a cloth to avoid direct contact between ice and skin. Between the ice, you should apply heat to help with pain relief and ease discomfort.
- Rest- your body needs time to recover from the groin injury so you need to refrain from physical activity for 5-7 days. You should try to elevate the injured area as much as possible to allow for a good blood circulation.
- Physiotherapy – Physiotherapists are trained to thoroughly assess the situation and make an individualised plan to full recovery. This may begin with passive exercises where the physiotherapist assists you with movement to providing you a list of exercises you can practice yourself to help strengthen the affected area and promote a speedy recovery.
If you feel that physiotherapy can help you overcome and manage your groin pain, please contact Home Physio Group on 0330 335 1016 to talk to our team, or alternatively, please use the contact form on the website and we will reach out to you.