Six muscles connect the pelvis to the inner part of the thigh bone. These muscles are responsible for pulling the legs together as well as small movements of the hip joints. The muscles are vulnerable to injury as they are smaller than other leg muscles and prone to getting out of shape. One of the most common injuries to occur in this area is a pulled groin.
Many athletes sustain pulled groin injuries due to over-use of the muscles. This can happen during regular activity but is more common when athletes haven't adequately warmed up or conditioned themselves. If these muscles tense up too forcefully, they can become strained or stretched too far. In mild cases, the muscles are slightly over-stretched. In more severe cases, muscle fibers tear.
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