The cause of the injury
Stretching the groin is a fairly common injury among people who engaged in sports activities. It is a consequence of sharp change of load in the region of the adductor muscles of the thigh or a sharp change of directions of activity of the muscles.
The first and most obvious way to prevent complications of injuries and reduce pain – more rest and refrain from excessive physical activity. Duration of stay depends on the severity of the stretching, which you received. Even a slight groin pain associated with this injury require rest for 2 – 3 weeks. With significant pain stay can last up to 2 months.
Swelling and bruising
To treat this injury immediately. One of the first things that is necessary to make tensile groin – cooling of the muscles. Apply to the affected area of the groin pouch with ice, it will help to avoid the formation of swelling and bruising, and significantly reduce pain. Apply ice every 2 – 3 hours for about 20 minutes. To prevent bruising, you can also use a special bandage for groin muscles. It helps to compress muscles and to bring them thus in tone.
To stop inflammation and to reduce pain you can take special anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen.
Before you perform any physical action, you should warm up your muscles of the injured groin. This helps to restore normal blood circulation in this area and allow the muscles ready for physical activity. Sit on the floor, leaning back against the wall. Keep the feet together and pull them to the groin, knees should be pointing in different directions. Press lightly on your legs with your hands so that your knees as close to the floor, you will feel a slight pain in the groin. Hold this position for 20 seconds, then relax and repeat the exercise. Such exercise is best done in combination with therapeutic massage.
Before performing the stretching it is recommended to warm the muscles with hot compress.
For the effective recovery of injured muscles of the groin is necessary to strictly follow a special diet. Try to increase the proportion of carbs in their dishes, they help to saturate the muscles with substances necessary for their normal operation.