The groin strain is a painful injury which our physiotherapists regularly see in our clinics. It commonly occurs while people are playing sports but can happen during any physical activity. The author of today’s post Rob Hanley, is our physiotherapist in our clinic in Dooradoyle, Limerick. Rob will talk us through how groin strains occur, how they are treated and also how to avoid the re-occurrence of the injury. He has seen countless incidences of groin strains so is an expert in this area!!
A groin strain is a partial tear of the small fibers of the adductor muscles. The adductorsare a group of three muscles located on the inner aspect of the thigh. They start in the groin area and run down the inner thigh attaching to the inner side of the knee. Athletes competing in sports that require running, changes in direction, repetitive kicking and physical contact such as football, GAA, rugby and hockey, are at a relatively higher risk of experiencing episodes of groin injury.