A groin pull or groin strain results from an injury in this area of the body, where the legs meet the pelvis. Typically, this type of damage occurs while engaged in some sort of vigorous athletic or sporting activity. Common situations where these injuries occur include making a sudden change of direction while running, or kicking a ball from an awkward angle. Groin injuries can also happen to dancers making swift motions or even to individuals running to catch a bus or train. In extreme cases, a groin pull can even leave its mark on the body for years, even after the injury has healed. A groin pull incurred during the teenage years when the body is still growing and developing can continue to cause complications in adulthood. The symptoms of groin pulls are generally painful and uncomfortable.
Severe pains around the groin area can occur when the muscle is completely ruptured. As soon as this happens, the pain is impossible to ignore. If you are involved in a sport or game at the time, the pain will be so strong that you will not be able to continue. If you try to press your legs together, you'll find that the muscles in the groin are unable to contract, making this seemingly simple task impossible without assistance from other muscles. In this case, you should seek medical attention immediately. An injury of this caliber is a very serious matter, with pain relief and long-term healing both posing ongoing challenges. In these severe cases, the treatment period is likely to be long drawn out, possibly taking several months or even years.
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