I have had problems with this for years. In researching hip flexor injuries, unfortunately once you strain it once it is much more likely to happen again. My chiropractor gave me stretching and strengthening exercises to do AND include glute (butt) training and stretches - you should always work opposing muscle groups. Definitely ice; make sure to do a good warm-up; keep an eye on your range of motion and don't over-extend on squats, lunges, and lateral leg motions (side shuffle etc).
Also, since I started biking/spinning regularly I've noticed a big improvement.
to RSCHERMETT... regarding "Okay, potentially a dumb question, but can women get a groin pull, and if so, how would we know? I think maybe that burning pain I thought was a great workout is now turning into a possible groin pull...day 2 of the pain and to be honest, it really hurts to stand straight...could someone answer that for me? Would rather not go to the ER for a nothing...Thanks!! "--- I say kudos on the Q coz I have been wanting to ask that same thing. I have SUCH a groin pain since I started working out that I don't know what to do. I have ignored it, but it comes back stronger and stronger like my hip is broken. I researched on the internet and it said something about working out and not warming up or stretching first, but I am tempted to go to a doctor if this pain in the groin/hip area persists.
Not the same as you described it, but yes - I've pulled the inner thigh/groin muscle. I did it week 6 of a 12 week half marathon training schedule. It was doing a long run in an area with a lot of hills and slanted sidewalks.
It was painful for about 4 months. I could barely lift my leg to get dressed, and I still feel twinges now, 6 months after the initial injury.
Like I said - not like yours, and I wouldn't say go to ER, but maybe a visit to a regular doctor is in order.
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37 4/14/11 12:47 P
Okay...first thanks so much for replying..
No I did not use the abductor thing - that scares me! I did use the P90X video called Ab Ripper...an advanced video that I was not prepared for. I think it worked me too much...
Yes, I have intense pain in very upper part of both my thighs that is worse when I stand from a seated position and when I walk _ I have a long stride because of my height_I can not even really stand straight, I am slightly bent it seems.
I do not notice any swelling...just an insane amount of pain, much more than you would expect from a particularly vigorous workout...so I think I do have it...I will do a course of motrin and heat/ice and if it does not clear, I will certainly see a doctor.
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4/14/11 11:39 A
Do you feel the discomfort around the inner thigh ? If so, then you may have pulled one of the adductor muscles. So, yes, women can get a "groin" pull.
What to do ? Rest. Put an ice pack on the area. that will help reduce any swelling or discomfort. Keep your legs elevated in the evening.
Now, is this soreness in both legs or just one ? You weren't using one of those ab/ductor machines, were you ? If so, you don't want to use them. They aren't effective and they are potentially dangerous.
If you can manage some range of motion, try some stretches. stretching can help.
In general, if this is just some residual soreness from your workout the night before, the discomfort should start reducing in a couple of days. However, if you still feel sharp, piercing pain, then you need to talk to your doctor.
I've had workouts where I was crippled for days afterward. it wasn't any fun, but stretching did help.
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37 4/14/11 11:20 A
Okay, potentially a dumb question, but can women get a groin pull, and if so, how would we know? I think maybe that burning pain I thought was a great workout is now turning into a possible groin pull...day 2 of the pain and to be honest, it really hurts to stand straight...could someone answer that for me? Would rather not go to the ER for a nothing...Thanks!!
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