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I Pulled My Groin

Groin Muscles

Grading is the Key

Groin strains are prevalent injuries that occur in the active and athletic population; especially with activities that include repetitive twisting, turning, sprinting and kicking. Injury usually occurs in 3 ways: blunt trauma, repetitive injury through overuse, and forceful contraction.

Groin strains, like all muscles strains, are graded by severity:

  • Grade 1 - minimal to moderate pain but no loss of function
  • Grade 2 - severe pain with some loss of function; partial tearing of adductor muscles
  • Grade 3 - complete tear and complete loss of function

How you address a groin strain depends on the grade. For Grade 1, general mobility and eccentric strengthen work to achieve the best results. For Grade 2, you want to emphasize strengthening and minimize the amount of stretching initially in order to decrease the amount of tearing. Grade 3 will require a greater amount of caution before progressing into an extensive rehab approach.

Disclaimer: If you continue to experience unbearable, reoccurring pain, be sure to schedule an appointment with your physician or join our physical therapy family and allow us to help you regain function.

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Jade Somboonthum, PT, DPT

Jade Somboonthum, PT, DPT

Staff Physical Therapist
Jade received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from D’Youville College shortly after graduating with his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from The University at Buffalo. He uses his knowledge of the body with his passion to help others in order to empower patients to achieve their goals and get them back to what they love doing pain free. Jade has experience working with athletes of all levels; ranging from the NHL Combine, college and high school athletes, to obstacle course racers, marathon runners, crossfitters, cyclists, and weight lifters. He uses an individualized and evidenced based approach to educate his patients and help them achieve lasting results.
Jade Somboonthum, PT, DPT

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