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 do I know if I have a hernia or a pulled groin?
The Symptoms of a Sports Hernia
It’s painful to run, spring, cut, pivot, kick or twist; it’s a sharp pain concentrated in the groin region. Like a pulled groin, it’s usually isolated to one side of the groin. Pain radiates down into the inner thigh and may even occur with coughing and sneezing.
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.