Muscle Pain in Your Groin

Muscle Pain in Your Groin

Symptom – Are you experiencing muscle pain in your groin? 

Perhaps you’ve just finished your sport of choice. Or maybe it happened suddenly during play or competition. You feel muscle pain in your groin. The sensation may feel tender, dull, and achy. And it may hurt to lift your leg forward, out to the side, or inward. Your leg may also feel weak or tight. You’re wondering what’s going on. Let’s take a look. 

What is causing muscle pain in your groin? 

The most common cause of muscle pain the groin is from a strained or pulled muscle. This frequently occurs in the hip adductor muscle group. These muscles include the gracilis, pectineus, adductor brevis, adductor longus, and adductor magnus. The muscles work to bring your leg inward, adducting your hip. 


If it is a grade 1 muscle strain, you may feel slight tenderness and soreness. One of these muscles is likely pulled, not torn. In a grade 2 muscle strain, you may feel more severe pain. There may be bruising, tenderness, and weakness. In a grade 3 muscle strain, you will often have bruising and severe pain in the area. In this case, the muscle is likely torn.  


When it comes to groin strains, you may have heard a pop at the time of injury and then, noticed swelling immediately after. 


However, a muscle strain isn’t the only reason you may feel muscle pain in your groin. The pain may also be attributed to a hernia, prostatitis, epididymitis, orchitis, cancer, hip issues like arthritis, or kidney problems. In most cases, it’s a good idea to get your pain checked out by your healthcare provider. Some causes may be more serious than others, so often, the sooner, the better. 

So how can you relieve the muscle pain in your groin? 

If you suspect a groin strain, R.I.C.E. is an excellent way to approach your pain and symptoms. Rest, ice the area, apply moderate compression, and elevation may help soothe your pain and symptoms. If you suspect something other than a groin strain or soft tissue injury, seek out immediate medical attention. It could be a sign of something more serious. 


For strains and muscles aches, massage can help you get back on your feet. Massage promotes blood flow, healing, and recovery. It releases muscle tension and tightness. At Athlete’s Choice Massage, our team of registered massage therapists aim to help you get back to the activities and sports you know and love. Click the ‘BOOK NOW’ button below to schedule your next appointment with the Athlete’s Choice Massage team.  

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