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William McDaniel 02-26-2009 12:06 PM

Pulled Groin or Sports Hernia
Long time lurker first time poster (I only come around when I want something).

Anyway, I was really sore in the thighs on Monday and was doing some 3/4 quarter speed sprints when my groin started to get sore. It was nothing sudden or acute just started to hurt where my thigh meets my pelvis. Since then any hard move, kipping on a pull up, oly lifts, stepping up a stair too quickly all give a sharp pain. I haven't had any of the usual hernia type symptoms, but the pain does shoot up through my stomach when I move too hard or fast. I'm not in pain when I'm standing still, it is just on certain movements.

So, what's the deal with this? How do I proceed beyond RICE etc...?

Steven Low 02-26-2009 12:29 PM

Might be tight hip flexors... try some stretching and massage to your psoas/iliopsoas.

In fact, why don't you do some cross friction & myosfascial on everything from the knee up to the lower back + foam roll + tennis ball.

Garrett Smith 02-26-2009 02:03 PM

Contrast hydro to the area.

Nothing that hurts, that will only lengthen healing time.

If stretching the anterior chain muscles involved makes things worse or seems to be prolonging recovery time, stop all stretching of the area. I once lengthened the recovery time of a torn gastroc muscle by two weeks by constantly stretching it and re-tearing it (I was also doing triathlons at the time, it was a dark period for me, ha).

William McDaniel 02-26-2009 04:05 PM

Steven and Garret, thanks to both of you for the quick getback and the solid advice. I'm all over those recommendations.


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