Groin muscle strains are generally caused by some instability in the kinetic (movement) chain. It may be weakness of the hip or pelvic stabiliser muscles. If your groin injury is only treated locally, in the groin area itself, these contributing factors may be missed and neglected. Your pain gets better, your movement improves and you get back to participating in your sport of choice. If instability caused the problem in the first place and was not addressed, it is no wonder that in a month or two your pain “comes back”. When the whole chain of movement is not considered and evaluated, the contributing factors cannot be addressed. Your groin injury may only be a victim, with the true culprit being another structure all together.
We need to assess the movement and stability of the lower back, hips, knees and even feet, to get an idea of what happens to your groin on the playing field or stage.
Wishful thinking, “the problem will go away by itself” has never helped anybody. Rest will definitely make you feel better. But the same weakness or instability that led to the problem in the first place won’t just disappear. You need to address the whole of you to get to the bottom of your unique problem, get it treated and prevent recurrence in the future. We can help you.
Heat increases blood flow to the area and, therefore, prolong muscle bleeding which causes increased pain and swelling in your groin. Avoid soaking in hot baths & warm-water bottles in the first week of an adductor muscle strain.