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ravs2k6
05-13-2006, 01:29 PM
Pain arises in the upper inner thigh muscle and involves the adductor muscle. This muscle runs along the inner thigh and allows your toes to turn thereby producing a balanced running stride.

Location of the pain

Pain arises in the upper inner thigh muscle and involves the adductor muscle. This muscle runs along the inner thigh and allows your toes to turn thereby producing a balanced running stride.
Groin Strain Causes

This can occur due to over training and inadequate pre and post running stretching. Other causes include a sudden injury due to running on a slippery surface. Conditions such as over pronation and over supination result in a foot imbalance and cause the adductor muscle to tighten to maintain balance during the running stride.
Treatment of Groin Strain

Initial rest is imperative, we would recommend you cut back or even stop running altogether for at least a week. This can then be followed by mild stretching exercises for 7 days before you start running. The two main exercises to strengthen the adductor muscle is the groin stretch and the inside leg raise.