Groin strains are a common injury in soccer players. The large group of adductor muscles attach to the pelvic bone along the groin line and are responsible for pulling the leg inward. Adductor strains account for 10-15% of all injuries in soccer players. The demands of soccer place strong eccentric contraction forces on the adductor group leading to high prevalence of adductor muscle injuries.
Chronic Groin Pain is when Soccer Players develop progressive Inner Thigh Pain, Lower Abdominal Pain or Pain in the front of the Hip Joint that last for + 6 Weeks. At that point one of the main findings of the physical therapy exam, is Muscle Weakness in the Adductor Group.
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A groin injury can occur when the soccer player kicks the ball and meets resistance from a defender, for example, or another player who is also trying to kick the ball in another direction. Even jumping up for a header, in rare cases, can cause a groin injury.
Research shows that from all the Groin injuries, the Adductor Group ( inner thigh muscles) accounts for 40 % of them.
A groin strain typically occurs as a result of an athletic injury or awkward movement of the hip joint, which leads to stretching or tearing of these inner thigh muscles. Groin strains are common in footballers, soccer players, runners or any activities such as kicking, changing direction or sprinting. To determine the cause of your groin pain ...
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If you play soccer, your risk of groin injury is relatively high, as studies show that more than half of all soccer players injure this area during their lifetime. This research also reveals that...
Movements that require your muscle to both lengthen and contract at the same time usually cause a groin strain. This puts stress on your muscle and can lead it to overstretch or tear. Although ...
In my experience, most soccer and football related groin injuries are pulls or strains that simply require rest to heal. Follow the R.I.C.E. principle which states: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation.