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Pulled Groin Muscle Symptoms

| June 10, 2012

Pulled groin muscle symptoms vary according to the severity of the condition. Groin muscles is known as the adductor muscles, it’s five in number and can be found between the inner pelvis and inner thigh bones. These muscles help us in pulling together of our legs, movement and stability of the hip joints. When there is an overuse or exertion, a physical trauma or injury of any of these muscles it leads to a pulled groin muscle symptoms.

Pulled Groin Muscle Symptoms

Pulled groin muscle is divided into three grades and the symptoms depends on the grade of the pulled groin muscle.

Grade 1

This occurs when there is a tiny tear or pull on the groin muscles which causes little discomfort for the person, it’s accompanied by symptoms like pain when running or climbing stairs and pain when pulling both legs together. It doesn’t affect or hinder physical activities and recovery time is 2 – 10 days.

Grade 2

This occurs when there is a partial tear or pull on the groin muscles which causes difficulty in carrying out physical activties like running. It’s accompanied by symptoms like swelling and bruising of the inner thigh, pain felt on the groin region and lower back, pain felt when stretching legs for long or contracting your thigh muscles. The recovery time is up to 6 weeks.

Grade 3

This occurs when there is total or extreme tear or pull on the groin muscles, this is very discomforting and annoying. It’s accompanied by symptoms like intense pain on the groin and lower back, unable to carry out any physical actitivity both simple ones, the entire inner thighs are swollen and bruised, small lump on the torn muscles, unable to contract thigh muscles due to excruciating pain and pain when stretching legs. Recovery time is up to 3 months.

Pulled Groin Muscle Treatment

  • Make sure you get adequate amount of rest to allow healing of the torn muscles to take place.
  • Apply ice park on the affected area for 20 mins, 3 times a day, for 2 days, then you can start heat therapy on it. For athletes or sportspeople who would want to resume physical activities, apply heat therapy before and ice therapy after the physical activity.
  • Wearing compression shorts, doing stretching exercises, always keeping your leg slightly elevated and taking prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs are all good pain management techniques you should try.
  • And always contact your doctor if it’s a grade 3 groin pull.


Category: Groin Pain

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