Tweaked groin - Treatment Plan?

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  1. floridatennisdude

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    Pulled my groin slightly Saturday. Had to retire as I was unable to change directions or push off my right leg.

    So, in a nutshell...I plan on resting for a week or two. Taking Alleve in the morning and stretching a few times a day. Any other recommendations? I'd like to heal it completely and not have to play through it.

    Suggestions? Time-frame?
     
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  2. charliefedererer

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    No surprise here, groin strains can vary in severity:

    "Grade 1
    A minor tear where less than 10% of fibres are damaged.

    Grade 2
    A moderate tear which can be anything from 10 to 90% of fibres torn. For this reason, grade 2 injuries are often termed 2 or 2-.

    Grade 3
    The most serious, being either partial or full ruptures."
    - http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/sport-injuries/hip-groin-pain/groin-strain

    The above site also stresses RICE, with the emphasis on rest, is the initial treatment.


    The problem is that there is no hurrying the healing. There is no medication or treatment that will cause the area to heal faster.

    On the other hand, too much activity too soon can worsen the problem, or as you suggested, lead for the area to fail to heal.


    Certainly if the pain is not resolving, then you need to see a doctor. If referred for physical therapy, a therapist can help guide you through the steps to maximize the potential for recovery without set backs.

    Here are some of the exercises that could be included in a rehab program once the pain has subsided:

    [​IMG] http://www.summitmedicalgroup.com/library/sports_health/groin_strain_exercises/


    You may also want to check out the following sites:
    Groin Pull http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/groin-pull
    Groin Pull http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/sprainsstrains/a/groinstrain.htm
     
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  3. r2473

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    ^^ Looks a bit like the "throwers 10", but for the groin instead of the shoulder.

    Which makes a lot of sense.
     
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  4. floridatennisdude

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    Charlie, I am assuming this is just a grade 1. What is the normal prescribed amount of downtime for an otherwise healthy 35 year old male?
     
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    I suffered a grade 3, fully ruptured three adductors during a match. I felt and audibly heard them snap like a broken bungee cord. I (probably foolishly) finsihed the match, (lost obviously). Had MRI and sent to Seahawks orthopedic Dr. He prescribed physical therapy, had to avoid tennis for appx 8 weeks. He said the grade 3 actually heals faster because a level 2 will start to heal and then get pulled again and easily becomes nagging. Some of those he said they will surgically cut the rest of the way to speed the healing.

    Hopefully you only only have a grade 1 and can just rest a short time to heal?
     
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    I pulled mine a month back, and I just took it easy for a week.
     
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  7. jaggy

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    Worst injury i ever had, had bruising from my trunk to my knee. ice and rest, took about a year to recover but id say it was more major tear. I had to sleep on the floor for a week as i could not climb into bed.
     
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    You did not go to the DRs?

    What would happen if there was a complete rupture, how could it re-attach or connect to heal?
     
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  9. floridatennisdude

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    Mine ended up being sore for about 4-5 days. I took a total of 8 days off before I went out to hit. Felt good enough to play points that day.

    I've spent a couple weeks focusing on stretching the groin, quads, hamstrings, and hip flexors daily since then. I think the gains in flexibility are starting to show and I feel great now.

    Thanks all for input!
     
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    I work in an athletic dept and went to the trainers, she looked at it and said torn groin ice it and pretty much walked away!
     
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    ^^ were you looking for a massage?
     
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  12. floridatennisdude

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    This isn't the biggest IU endorsement I have ever hard about. Wow. I got better advice than that from a high school trainer I met at a party.
     
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  13. HIT MAN

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    major support needed

    Under Armour pro core compression shorts - look them up , they are pro level
    equipment , for protection and rehab .
     
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