Pain medications (analgesics) and Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(NSAIDs) can be used if required to help manage your Gilmore’s Groin pain. However, these medications will not cure this problem – they will merely treat your symptoms.
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 bodys 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. The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) asked manufacturers to withdraw some COX-2 Inhibitors (Vioxx and Bextra) from the market as well as put a big black warning label on the packaging outlining the risks involved with use (Celebrex).
Cortisone/steroid injections or topical medications may initially help reduce inflammation and swelling; however steroids may actually cause more harm than good if used on a long term basis. Ask your doctor if these are a possible option for your Gilmore’s Groin.
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 a lot of success.
Alternating Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™ and Cold Compression Therapy treatments can be used once your initial pain has decreased to provide relief and improve function. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™helps reduce your aches and pains, muscle spasms, joint and muscle stiffness that may accompany your athletic pubalgia, and will help increase blood flow to your injury. Cold Compression Therapy decreases any inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, as well as tendon and ligament sprains and strains, by constricting blood flow and restricting fluid build up. Cold also has a numbing effect on your nerves to decrease feelings of pain.