groin pulls

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Does anyone have any experience with what can be done to help speed the recovery of a pulled groin? It doesn't bother me on the bike but I sure feel it during pre- and post-ride stretching and increasingly during other types of workouts. I've never had this type of injury and would love to know if there is anything I can do on this one.

Thank you.

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Lynn Baruh (not verified)
Groin pull- therapy

I would recommend going to an orthopedist as soon as possible, and get physical therapy ( mostly to strengthen the inner thigh muscles. I had that last spring- waiting it out doesn't help (you could aggravate the injury) and it's difficult to get rid of.

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Fendergal (not verified)

Are you seeing a massage therapist? Are you using heat and cold applications? If the injury is not acute, meaning it happened some time ago and does not seem red and inflamed, you can alternate heat and cold. The easiest way would be to change the water temperature in the shower, or you could use a cold gel pack and a hot water bottle. Three minutes of heat, one minute of cold; and do three or four cycles of this.

If you finish with cold, do not attempt to stretch after this. A cold muscle could be more injured if it is stretched.

If it doesn't appear to be improving after a few more weeks, go to an orthopedist.

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