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Groin pain is very common and it can be a great source of irritation for a lot of people. In this blog post, we are going to take a look at one of the most common sources of groin pain in further detail.
Adductor tendonitis is a common source of groin pain
Adductor tendonitis is a common source of groin pain, and physiotherapists are often treating patients who are suffering from this condition. To understand what adductor tendinitis is you first need to understand what the adductor muscles are. There are five hip adductor muscles – the adductor magnus, the gracilis, the adductor longus, the adductor brevis and the pectineus. These muscles work together to essentially pull the legs together, and they are often used in horse riding, football and sprinting, and consequently, adductor tendinitis arises when there is an injury to one of these muscles, which usually occurs because they have been overused.
Signs that you could be suffering from adductor tendinitis
There are several signs that you could be suffering from adductor tendinitis, including pain in the groin area, experiencing difficulty while carrying out physical activities – especially sprinting, pain when you press your legs together, pain on resisted hip flexion, and pain radiated down to the leg. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should book a physiotherapy appointment as soon as possible.
Most tendon injuries are overuse injuries and degenerative injuries
Most tendon injuries are overuse injuries and degenerative injuries, which means they are either caused by overwork or as a natural part of the ageing process. Despite this, anyone can suffer from adductor tendinitis, especially if you keep loading the tendon. This is an injury that is only likely to get worse over time, so you need to seek treatment as soon as possible because the last thing you want is for the problem to get worse and more painful.
Treating adductor tendinitis
The first step when it comes to treating adductor tendinitis is always to carry out a thorough assessment of the condition so that an accurate diagnosis can be made. This will include a physical examination and sometimes it is necessary for other diagnostic tests to be carried out, such as an ultrasound scan or an MRI. Once an accurate diagnosis has been reached, treatment for the condition will begin, which will include a wide variety of techniques, ranging from exercise to massage. A lot of people also turn to CBD oil for pain management, which can help them with their condition.
An important part of this condition is self-care, so you will need to make sure you manage the condition effectively at home, but don’t worry, as your physiotherapists will help you with this by providing you with all of the advice and education you require. If you have any further questions concerning adductor tendinitis, or if you would like to book an appointment, make sure you choose a specialist with care.