Useful tips

How do you know if you pulled your groin?

How do you know if you pulled your groin?

Pain and tenderness in the groin and the inside of the thigh. Pain when you bring your legs together. Pain when you raise your knee. A popping or snapping feeling during the injury, followed by severe pain.

How long does a pulled groin muscle take to heal?

With rest and proper treatment, most groin strains heal on their own in about 4–8 weeks. More severe groin strains can take longer. It is very important to let the strain heal fully and get the doctor’s OK before going back to activities.

How do you diagnose a groin strain?

The radiological examination exists of US (ultrasonography) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). However, MRI with gadolinium may be useful to confirm the diagnosis or differentiate between adductor strain, osteitis pubis, and sports hernia.

How do you rehab a pulled groin?

During this exercise, engage your thigh and leg muscles to keep your leg straight.

  1. Lie on your back with your legs extended.
  2. Bend the knee of your unaffected leg.
  3. Press your foot into the floor.
  4. Engage the thigh muscles on your affected side.
  5. Raise your leg 8 inches from the floor.
  6. Slowly return your leg to the floor.

What can I do to heal a pulled groin muscle?

RICE – Your first line of defense is to rest, ice, compress and elevate. This can be hard with a groin strain, so focus on the rest and ice. Avoid aggravating the injury site. If you have trouble walking, see a healthcare specialist such as an orthopedist, sports medicine doctor or a doctor of physical therapy.

The answer is not simple, the recovery time depends from person to person and how serious is the groin pull. It may approximately take 4 to 8 weeks as a recovery time. For severe muscle tear it may take more than 3 to 4 months to heal.

What should I do if I have pulled my groin ligament?

Given that groin pulls can be painful and debilitating, the best advice is to prevent them. You should: Always warm up your legs and groin muscles before physical activity. A light jog or other activities to increase body temperature have been shown to reduce risk of muscle stains.

How do you pull your groin muscle?

Use a bag of ice or cold compress to help reduce swelling . This should be done as soon as possible after the injury and then three or four times a day for 20 to 30 minutes at a time until the swelling and pain are gone. Compress. Use bandages or wraps to help support your groin and keep the swelling down.