Unlike adductor tendinitis, adductor tendinopathy does not revolve around inflammation of your tissue, it is more related to degeneration of the tissue; therefore NSAIDs may not be very helpful.
These drugs aren’t recommended for everyone or for long term use, as pain medications can cause liver damage, and NSAIDs can cause gastrointestinal difficulties (such as upset stomach, diarrhea, ulcers and intestinal bleeding). They can also trigger other serious side effects, and even inhibit the body’s natural ability to heal itself. COX-2 Inhibitors (prescription NSAIDs like Celebrex, Bextra or Vioxx, block the COX-2 enzyme involved with prostaglandin production responsible for inflammation) have been linked with risks of heart attack, stroke and in some cases death.
Cortisone/steroid injections or topical medications may initially help reduce inflammation and swelling of your adductors. However steroid injections are controversial, as there is the potential for a tendon rupture if the steroid is injected into the tendon itself (this can be influenced by the type of injury and frequency of injections). Ask your doctor if these are a possible option for your adductor tendinitis or tendinopathy.
Some health professionals have also recommended natural supplementssuch as Glucosamine, MSM, Chondritin, Capsaicin, Devil1s Claw, or Yucca Leaf to help relieve pain and/or strengthen your tissues. Hyaluronic Acid (Hyalgan) injections have also had some success.
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.