Physical Therapy for a Groin Strain
We’ve helped numerous patients in Boulder, Golden, Westminster and nearby areas with physical therapy for a groin strain, a tearing injury to the adductor muscles of the hip.
What’s a Groin Strain?
There are 5 muscles (adductor brevis, adductor longus, adductor magnus, gracilis and pectineus) that attach in the groin and also on the inner aspect of the long bone of the thigh (femur). These muscles may be injured when they are in a stretched position and then are forced to contract suddenly. For example, the muscles can be injured by starting to slightly slip out of control toward a “splits” position and reflexively protecting the leg from spreading during the slip. A misstep can occur in running. The muscles can simply be overstretched in an injury situation or the injury can be caused from improper over-stretching techniques. Physical therapy for a groin strain can help.