This problem with the adductor muscles may be caused by:
- Stretching them too far
- Putting sudden stress on them when they are not ready for stress
- Overusing them over time
- A direct blow to the muscles
Problems may be:
- Pain and tenderness in the groin
- Stiffness in the groin
- Bruising in the groin
- A popping or snapping feeling when the muscle tears
How long it takes to heal depends on how badly the muscles are strained. Treatment will include:
- Resting the area
- Ice to ease pain and swelling
- Compression bandages to help move fluids out of the area
- Elevating the area to help fluids drain or prevent fluids from building up
Medicines may also be given to ease pain and swelling.
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