Adduction of the hip against forced abductionalso causes adductor tendinitis or tendinopathy (when you are trying to bring your leg in towards your body, but something presses your leg away from your body), such as kicking against resistance or jumping.
Overstretching, overexertion and overuse of your adductor muscles occurs frequently especially when training competitively for the above activities, and/or swimming breaststroke (whip kick) on a regular basis. Your chances for injury are increased when you have not warmed-up and stretched properly before your activity, as your muscles aren’t ready for the stress. If you are exercising or moving about in cold weather or are tired, you are putting yourself more at even more risk for adductor tendinitis or tendinopathy.
Weakness in your adductor and other hip muscles or strength differences in your adductor and/or abdominal muscles that cause a force imbalance around the pubic bones and pubic symphysis (the joint between the 2 pubic bones) can result in adductor tendinitis or tendinopathy. If your muscles are tight or inflexible, this will make your situation worse.
Other biomechanical abnormalities(alignment issues, leg length discrepancies, over pronation or supination which affect the way you walk, or incorrect sport-specific motions) can put a lot of stress on the groin and result in adductor tendinitis or tendinopathy.
Lack of exercise and obesity, age-related weaknesses and/or degeneration, genetics, previous groin injuries, and the length of time you’ve had the condition will definitely influence the severity of your adductor tendinitis or tendinopathy.
Groin Injury Treatments
If you have a muscle pull or strain in your groin, resting it is recommended. Avoid activities that cause pain or may have caused the injury and begin cold compression treatments as soon as possible.
There are healing tools that can help treat your groin strain and speed up the healing process so you can reduce your pain and get back to daily life.Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™ (BFST®) will promote blood flow to heal your injury faster and more completely than any other methods available.