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Pulled Groin

| June 7, 2012

Pulled groin occurs when there is an over use or stretch of the groin muscle, the groin muscles is made up of five adductor muscles, which runs from the inner pelvis to the inner thigh bones. When any of these adductor muscles encounter physical trauma or injury, it can cause different degree of tears in the muscles depending on the severity of the condition. This leads to groin pain, a feeling of pain when pulling legs together, signs of swelling or inflammation, bruising in the inner thighs, a feeling of discomfort when doing physical activities like running. These condition is common in athletes and sportspeople.

How to Treat a Pulled Groin


Rest is very important for effective healing of the pulled groin mucsles by relaxing the muscles and relieving it of pressure. It will help limit your daily activity which will help you avoid stressing the muscles more and this will help not to aggravate the suitation. If there is not enough rest, the effectiveness of other treatment will be reduced and this will also delay the recovery process.

Pain Medication

Prescribed pain relievers and anti-inflammatory drugs can also be taken to relieve the pain or inflammation if there is any.

Ice Therapy

Apply ice parks on the affected area for 20 mins at a stretch, 2 – 3 times a day for 2 days. This is a very effective method for immediate relieve when it’s a minor groin strain. This remedy will stop blood circulation in the pulled groin muscle and will also reduce the inflammation or swelling.


Some simple light exercises like stretching exercise is very effective in reducing stiffness in ligaments and tendons, it will make the muscles stronger and flexible. Although, resting the muscles are of vital importance but too much rest will equally slow down the healing process, which also delays the recovery time.

Recovery Time for A Pulled Groin

The recovery time depends the degree of pull and severity of the condition, a mild tear, strain or injury recovery time can vary from 2 – 10 days, a moderate strain, tear or injury recovery time can take up to 6 weeks and an extreme injury or a complete tear or strain recovery time will take up to 2 months. This all depends on how you adhere to the treatments, insufficient rest could prolong the recovery time.



Category: Groin Pain

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