How do you know if you pulled your groin?
Groin strain symptoms
- bruising or swelling of the inner thigh.
- pain when a person raises their knee.
- pain when a person closes or opens their legs.
- the groin or inner thigh may feel warmer than usual.
- muscles feel weak or tight.
- limping or difficulty moving the leg.
Where is a pulled groin muscle located?
A groin strain is an injury or tear to any of the adductor muscles of the thigh. These are the muscles on the inner side of the thigh. Sudden movements usually trigger an acute groin strain, such as kicking, twisting to change direction while running, or jumping.
How long does it take for a groin injury to heal?
A mild groin strain may recover within a few weeks, whereas a severe injury may take 6 weeks or longer to recover. You need to stop doing the activities that cause pain until the groin has healed. If you continue doing activities that cause pain, your symptoms will return and it will take longer to recover.
Is walking bad for a groin injury?
A groin pull can be quite painful, but it is not dangerous. It can be painful for older patients who already have difficulty walking. At any age, the injury may become irritated when people are carrying something and walking downstairs, when they have little control over the adductor muscles.