Home Injuries

horizontal rule

Groin Pull

Groin Pull is pain in the upper inner thigh or adductor muscle , and it comes from tensing the inner thigh muscle when you turn your toe in. Turning your toe in is normal in running, especially when you run after rain or snow. The inner thigh muscle tenses up to increase stability. People who have improper balance may tense this muscle. Shoes with flared heals make the problem worse.

Dr. Murray Weisenfeld, in his book The Runner's Repair Manual, gives several stretches that will help you avoid a groin pull. These are illustrated in my page of pictures of stretches. Do the toe press and the inner/outer thigh.

bullet Stretching Pictures

According to Weisenfeld, if the pain moves from the upper groin area to the lower groin area, you may have an ischeal fracture of the pelvis, and you should see an orthopedist. In addition to the suggestions given by Weisenfeld, go to the Sports Injury Bulletin Groin Injuries and Groin Pull and Strain web sites.

The information on this site is for informational purposes only; it does not constitute medical or physical therapy advice. For medical advice, consult a physician. For physical therapy advice, consult a physical therapist.

Home | Injuries | Preventing Injury | Tendonitis | Bursitis | Buttock Injury | Groin Pull | Heel Spurs | Plantar Fasciitis | Runner's Knee | Shin Splints | IT Band | Short Leg

horizontal rule

Google
Web http://runninginjuryfree.org


 

If you would like to receive occasional notices about changes and additions to this site, send an email to Allen Leigh at the address given below and request that you be added to the email list for the Running Injury Free site. I respect your privacy, and your address will be used only for occasional notices and will not be given to anyone. Put Running in the Subject so my spam program won't delete your email.

The information in this site and in my podcasts is for informational purposes only; it does not constitute medical or physical therapy advice. For medical advice, consult a physician. For physical therapy advice, consult a physical therapist.

Copyright Allen W. Leigh 2003, 2007
All Rights Reserved