Groin Injury

Groin strains are common amongst athletes who compete in sports that involve repetitive twisting, turning, sprinting, and kicking. Strain injuries to the groin are among the most common groin injuries in adult male soccer players. Groin strain accounts for 11% to 16% of all soccer injuries. Groin strains are also known from other sports such as ice hockey, running, tennis, rugby, American football, basketball, and others.

Risk Factors

Research highlighted the history of the previous groin injury as one of the main risk factors. They mentioned the reduced relative hip adduction strength, and also reduced sport specific training.

In addition, the Core muscle weakness or delayed onset of transverse abdominal muscle recruitment may increase the risk of groin strain injury. However, there is no strong evidence to support an association for any of these risk factors and groin injury.

3 Grades of Injury

There is a well-established clinical grading system for muscle tears, which has 3 components:

    • Grade 1: no loss of function or strength
    • Grade 2: severe, with some weakness
    • Grade 3: complete muscle tear and complete functional loss

Our Approach

Dublin Sports Injury Clinic is a Physical Therapy Clinic based in Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin2. We have a holistic approach to our assessment and treatment. The initial assessment helps us to explore the cause of your injury and help you to get pain free shortly and stop any further injuries. We will design a customized training program for you to start with, and we will coach you and monitor your progress closely. We will prescribe relative rest or modified activities as required. Depending on the individual requirement, we apply manual therapy accompanied by stretching to restore tissue elasticity and reduce the strain in the muscle-tendon unit with joint motion.

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