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.
Beside this, what is a groin injury in tennis?
A groin injury is a strain or (partial) tear of one of the adductors, the inner thigh muscles (Figure 1). The injury usually occurs at the junction between the muscle and tendon or at the tendon attachment to the pelvic bone.
In this way, how serious is a groin injury?
Sudden movements usually trigger an acute groin strain, such as kicking, twisting to change direction while running, or jumping. Athletes are most at risk for this injury. Groin strains aren’t usually serious, although a severe strain may take a long time to recover from.
What helps a pulled groin heal faster?
To speed the healing, you can:
- Ice the inside of your thigh to reduce pain and swelling. Experts recommend doing it for 20 to 30 minutes every 3 to 4 hours for 2 to 3 days, or until the pain is gone.
- Compress your thigh using an elastic bandage or tape.
- Take anti-inflammatory painkillers.
You can begin stretching your groin muscles right away. Stretch gently and avoid any pain. If you have pain while doing these exercises, you should not do them. Standing groin stretch: Bend down and slide your injured leg out to your side.
Put ice or a cold pack on your groin area for 10 to 20 minutes at a time. Try to do this every 1 to 2 hours for the next 3 days (when you are awake) or until the swelling goes down. Put a thin cloth between the ice and your skin. After 2 or 3 days, if your swelling is gone, apply heat.
After the initial swelling and inflammation has subsided, some people like to apply therapeutic heat. This can help loosen up stiff muscles and increase range of motion.
Sports massage can help work relax and stretch the groin and surrounding muscle groups to aid in recovery and to help regain motion and balance. It is best to ease your way back into vigorous activities due to a higher recurrence rate with groin strains.
Most cases of groin pain do not require medical attention. However, you should see a doctor if you experience severe, prolonged pain accompanied by fever or swelling. These symptoms may indicate a more serious condition. Your doctor will evaluate your symptoms and ask about any recent physical activity.
A groin strain can often be felt as a sudden jolt of pain while making a quick lateral movement, whereas hernia pain more commonly develops over time. Pain from a hernia tends to increase when going to the bathroom, unlike a groin strain. A hernia typically can be felt as a small bulge in the upper inner thigh.
A groin strain is an overstretch or tearing injury to the muscles of the inner thigh or front of the hip. Groin strains make walking, lifting the knee, or moving the leg away from or toward the body difficult and painful.