Pain & Football
One of the most common injuries in sports, particularly
in football, is a groin strain. This type of injury describes
a strain on the Adductor muscles located inside the thigh.
There are five types of muscles that fall under the Adductor
• Adductor Brevis
• Adductor Longus
• Adductor Magnus
A groin strain injury normally happens when
the muscle is forced to stretch beyond its limitations, resulting
to muscle tissue tears. The tear in the muscle is commonly
called the strain, and classified into three different degrees,
depending on its severity.
• First degree strains normally
have little damage to the muscle fibres.
• Second degree strains have more extensive damages
on the muscle fibres.
• A third degree strain involves complete damage to
Identify Groin Strain Injuries
Signs for grade one groin strains do not normally
appear until a particular activity is done. Athletes may experience
sensations of cramps or tightness, or feelings of pain once
muscles are contracted or stretched.
Grade two Groin Strains immediately have sensations
of pain, far more painful than those of the grade one injuries.
It also produces severe pain on walking. The grade two Groin
Strains are usually confirmed by pains, especially when muscles
are contracted or stretched. This type of Groin Strain is
normally very sore to touch.
Grade three Groin Strains are rare in the adductor
muscles. These types keep the athlete from walking without
pain and he immediately feels a stabbing pain or burning sensation.
For both the grade two and three Groin Strain injuries, a
large bruise is normally formed below the injured area after
a few days. The bruise is generally caused by bleeding of
the damaged tissues.
As for those suffering from complete ruptures,
an orthopaedic doctor is generally required. The damaged muscles
are repaired surgically and normally, rehabilitation afterwards
takes about three long months.
When you are experiencing Groin Strains, try
to consider the things below.
• Consult professional sport injury
• to relieve pain and reduce bleeding, try applying
ice packs on the damaged area.
Immediate treatment for any type of muscle injury
is to commence three practical yet helpful methods: rest,
ice, and compression. Apply ice packs on the damaged area
for twenty minutes, if possible, every couple of hours.
Ice packs are proven to effectively reduce bleeding and relieve
pain on the damaged tissue. This method eventually helps in
reducing the injury rehabilitation time.
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Although a very common sense approach, resting
is sometimes ignored, especially by competitive footballers.
Generally, footballers suffering from grade one Groin Strains
should not have any sporting activities for three weeks; and
about four to six weeks for those that have grade two Groin
• To keep muscle temperature,
wear compression shorts
• Before some sporting activities, do some warm up exercises
• After doing sporting activities, do some cool down
• For core strengthening exercises, use a Swiss
• Use energy bars and gels to replenish your carbohydrates
during sporting activities
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