It was a double loss for then Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham who sustained a groin pull as they were beaten 3-0 by FC Dallas in Major League Soccer's Western Conference final on November 14, 2010. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfield player limped away from the Western Conference final in pain.
Groin pull or adductor strain is a common injury in soccer, ranking second to the dreaded pulled hamstring. It is an injury to the tendinous attachment of the muscles on the inner side of the thigh, known as the adductor muscles.
The injury appears to be related to factors including hip muscle strength, preseason conditioning, and previous groin injury, which is likely the greatest risk.
Groin strain or groin pull are relatively common in high-intensity sports affecting the adductor muscle on the inner thigh. In football, most injuries occurred in sudden changing of direction, putting exaggerated stress on the tendon. It is also most commonly seen after kicking, when your hip goes from the back to the front with very intense force.
Mild groin pull may not hurt too much but can be very agonizing in moderate to severe injuries and can make you impossible to walk or even stand.
Other symptoms of a groin pull are:
If you suspect a severe groin pull, you may need to see a doctor for further evaluation due to the possibility of complete muscle rupture. In this case, complete surgery may be necessary to reattach the torn ends of the muscle.
Most adductor strains are managed conservatively.
Recovapro Percussion technology can provide massage techniques that help in releasing tensed muscles and enhancing circulation around your inner thigh to promote fast and effective healing. The Recovapro massage guns are an excellent tool to deliver localized vibration therapy for every groin pull!!!
NOTE: A gliding motion (effleurage) is used for warm up and cool down. Adjust the speed depending on the technique and desired outcome. Use care in the amount of pressure applied as this region can be tender. For general adductor muscle workup, click here.