Groin injury is an issue that most commonly affects athletes that participate in kicking, skating and change of direction sports. Most groin injuries are mild and result in a short period of discomfort and inability to participate.
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Groin injury is more common in sports that involve kicking and skating. It has its highest prevalence in soccer and ice hockey. Men are more commonly affected than women. Injuries is determined by grade where , Grade I is most common with Grade III injuries begin rare.
Grade I consists of less than 5% involvement of the muscle belly and typical presents with pain tenderness and no bruising. Grade II has greater than 5% involvement of the muscle or tendon with sharp pain, bruising and loss of strength and ROM. Grade III is a complete rupture and presents less than 2% of the time.
Most people of injury their groin will be able to continue to participate in their chosen sport or need only a brief time away to allow for pain to reduce.
Prevention is the best approach and consists mainly of lower extremity strengthening with some additional focus on hip adduction strength, abdominal wall strength and hip stability.
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