Groin Strains2019-09-02T08:26:59+00:00

Chartered Physiotherapists

Specialists in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Groin Strains

Groin strains occur frequently in sports which require sudden changes of direction, twisting, turning and kicking movements such as soccer, rugby and Gaelic football. Patients usually present with localised tenderness over the adductor muscle with pain provoked on resisted contraction and passive stretch of the muscle. Recurrent groin strains are very common in sport mainly due to poor rehabilitation and eagerness to return to sport too soon. Often there may be underlying biomechanical abnormalities and weaknesses in the core musculature that stabilises the pelvis and lower back contributing injury. It is important that any groin rehabilitation program is comprehensive and addresses underlying weaknesses and/or movement restrictions in the hips, pelvis and lower back.

Groin Strain Treatment

Initially following a groin injury the RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) principle is advised for the first 48 hours. Following this your physiotherapist will use a combination of the following techniques to help speed up your recovery and reduce the risk of recurrent strains: deep tissue massage, dry needling, heat therapy, laser, and progressive strengthening exercises.

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“Due to a serious Repetitive Strain Injury in my shoulder/neck I have been attending Portobello Physiotherapy on and off over the last several years, during which, the treatment I have received has always been of the highest standard. The staff are both friendly and welcoming and have always answered any questions I’ve asked about my injury. Exercise programmes were set out for me, explained in detail and, in my case, altered to suit how my shoulder/neck react to them. As long as I put the time in to doing the exercises and follow the advice of the Therapists I always see results within a short space of time. I would highly recommend Portobello Physiotherapy to anyone, as the care and attention I have received on my visits has always been second to none.”

Tim Dublin 8

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