Home > Blog > Physiotherapy > Groin Strain Physiotherapy
Groin Strain Physiotherapy
Groin strain injuries refers to an injury to the muscles located in the deep muscle of the inner thigh, and are fairly common injuries that our senior physios treat regularly in our physio clinics.
Our groin muscles are medically termed as adductor muscles, and it is comprised of six muscles that groups/works together and they span from the inner pelvis to the inner thigh bone.
They function to pull/bring your knees together, and also help with hip joint movements. Because of their functions and movement, our adductor muscles are very very important to athletes including
- football players
- badminton players
- all active, sports-people and athlete actually (including regular non-sporty individuals too).
A strain in the groin will cause direct pain and
weakness in the groin area, which affects the patient's ability
- any dynamic changes in movement direction and
- limited power to kick
or move forward
how do i know if i have a groin strain?
- Sharp pain on the inside of the thigh, while turning
- Pain when turning or changing direction quickly
- Pain when touching the groin muscles
- Tightness and spasm of the groin muscles
- In severe cases, bruising and swelling can occur over the injured area
How can our groin muscle get strained?
Any muscle strains happens when it's stretched beyond its limits, leading to micro-tears or even full-blown ruptures. The same applies to our groin muscles, which are muscles - when dynamically stretched beyond its limits, it gets injured by micro-tears or if it's severe, it can be up to full rupture.
Micro-tears of our groin muscle fibers are termed as groin strain, and there is 3 grades of severity:
- Grade 1: Mild damage to individual muscle fibers
(less than 5% of fibers) that causes minimal loss of strength and
motion. These injuries generally take about 2-3 weeks to improve
- Grade 2: More extensive damage with more muscle
fibers involved. However, the muscle is not completely ruptured. These
injuries present with significant loss of strength and motion. These
injuries may require 2-3 months before a complete return to athletics.
- Grade 3: Complete rupture of a muscle or tendon.
These can present with a palpable defect in the muscle or tendon.
However, swelling in the area may make this difficult to appreciate. In Grade 3 a corrective surgery is required to reattach the damaged muscle
groin strain physiotherapy
With an acute/fresh groin strain injury, what needs to be done immediately is the application of RICE:
- Rest (stop the activity entirely)
- Ice / Cold Therapy
- Compression (swelling and pain management)
- Elevation (swelling and pain management)
The RICE method is very important and needs to be done properly and correctly to reduce the amount of
bleed and subsequent secondary tissue damage within the groin muscle. Thereafter to refer to a doctor, which can be a general practitioner (GP) but we recommend either:
We will be more than happy to refer you to a doctor that we have been working with, just contact us for this.
Once the acute stage has stabilized, then we can start more active
physiotherapy rehabilitation, and physiotherapy may comprise of:
Back to Top
book an appointment today
(or check your pains / injuries)
Phoenix Rehab Physio Services
Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.
PHYSIOTHERAPY & PHYSICAL THERAPY
See all the conditions our principal physiotherapists treat.
HAND THERAPY & CUSTOMIZED SPLINTING
Patients who sustained injuries to their elbows, forearms, hands, wrists
(sprains and fractures) and fingers, usually will benefit / require Hand Therapy to
- manage and decrease hand pains
- improve range of motion, strength and dexterity
- increase the function of their hand
following injuries or post-operations
Commonly treated hand pain injuries includes
REFORMER CLINICAL PILATES & WELLNESS PILATES
Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility and breathing.
It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which
meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries
You may do Pilates as matwork or with the reformer or both, and every session will be customized 100% to your fitness, injury and tolerance.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)
- Cupping TCM
- Auricular Therapy TCM
- Herbal TCM Medicine & Supplementation
DEEP TISSUE RELEASE & SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY
Sports and deep tissue release massage helps to increase nutrient-rich blood
flow to tired, tight and tense muscles to accelerate recovery and shorten downtime / recovery period required.
It also prevents
muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and potential ruptures), and increases muscle
performance. Having regular deep tissue and sports massage will keep your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence.
Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.
All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).
See our entire team here with introductions and their specializations.
At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.
Follow up sessions are inline to provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
do Tell Your Family, Friends And Colleagues About Us =)
We appreciate you as our valued clients and want you to know that the # 1 way we grow as a clinic / brand is through word of mouth referrals from valued patients like yourself.
We prefer not to rely on advertising - instead, we prefer and appreciate the goodwill and positive reinforcement from patients. When you have the chance, please tell your family, friends and physicians about the positive results and experience you have had in our physio clinics.
book an appointment today
(or check your pains / injuries)
Feb 03, 22 04:05 AM
Achilles tendon pain is very common among recreational and elite sportspeople. But it is also common among sedentary individuals
Feb 03, 22 12:16 AM
Tendonitis, tendinopathy and tendinosis are all tendon injuries and treated by physiotherapists and hand therapists
Jan 11, 22 02:01 AM
Cervical spondylosis is a general term to describe the degenerative condition in the neck which results in pain and other symptoms
Jan 07, 22 12:28 AM
Tendinopathy (tendon injuries) can develop in any tendon of the body and has many names such as tendinitis and it can be treated with good tendon physiotherapy
Dec 15, 21 01:47 AM
Tendon problems are common in runners and can become a persistent issue if not properly treated.
Dec 14, 21 11:23 PM
Pain and pathology in a tendon, known as tendinopathy, is a common injury in athletes that can be difficult to manage. Physio and hand therapy can help healing
Dec 07, 21 01:31 AM
We use the world’s best tendon recovery programs through cutting edge treatment techniques for all tendon injuries (and tendon injuries differ accordingly)
Nov 28, 21 12:08 AM
Phoenix Rehab Physiotherapy and Hand Therapy at Tampines Singapore
Nov 17, 21 12:30 AM
Mallet finger is an injury to the thin tendon that straightens the end joint of a finger or thumb.
Nov 16, 21 11:27 PM
Tendon injuries are extremely common and chances are that most people will experience one at some point in their life