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    iggycamacho posted:
    How do you treat a pulled groin muscle?
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    Blake Boggess, DO responded:
    To treat your groin pull, I would start with
    Rest
    It is important to rest following the injury so it can heal. Let pain be your guide on how much activity you can do.
    Stretching
    Gentle stretching should be helpful, but it should not be painful.
    Ice soon after the injury
    Ice will help calm the inflammatory response and stimulate blood flow to the area. This can be done the first 2 days after the injury. Usually 20 minutes of icing 3x a day

    Heat
    Gentle heating before activity can help loosen the muscle. Apply a heat pack to the groin prior to stretching or exercising.
    Oral anti-inflammatory medications
    These can help relieve symptoms of pain and also calm the inflammation.
    Physical Therapy
    If you are still having pain, you should see a doctor and you may be referred to physical therapy. They can do certain treatments called modalities to help you.

     
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    amyl75 replied to Blake Boggess, DO's response:
    The injury is over a year old, is there anything else that I should do to get it healed?
     
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    justmejust replied to amyl75's response:
    I am not an expert, but I think the same things apply, just will take longer to get better. Please give us an update on your progress.
     
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    justmejust replied to justmejust's response:
    Oh, but instead of ice, try relying more on the heat for comfort since it is an older injury.


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