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Friday, April 18, 2014
Did I hurt my groin?
I was playing ice hockey and felt a painfull pop in my inner/upper thigh. Is this more than likely a groin and if so what is the best treatment?
From where you describe your pain, it is most likely that you pulled (strained) a groin (hip adductor) muscle (medical terminology in parentheses). Groin pulls are very common injuries in ice hockey. The best treatment for a muscle strain is ice; a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as motrin, aleve or ibuprofen; and rest. If the pain does not decrease or worsens, you should see a health care professional for an evaluation to ensure their is no other reason for your symptoms. Good Luck!
Mary Laingen, MS, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
The Ohio State University