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Groin Pull Overview

Another name for Groin Pull is Groin Strain.

What is a groin strain?
A person with a groin strain has torn the muscles or tendons in the groin. A groin strain is caused by a force that overloads the muscles in the groin: the muscle fibers or tendon tear, which results in swelling and pain. Sports injuries are the most common cause of groin strain.

What are the symptoms of a groin strain?
Symptoms of a groin strain include groin pain that usually worsens with movement, groin swelling, and groin bruising.

How does the doctor treat a groin strain?
Treatment for a groin strain may include rest, crutches, cold compresses, physical therapy, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.

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Last Updated: Aug 27, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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