How to identify a pulled groin muscle

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A pulled groin muscle occurs when an injury has occurred to your inner thigh, due to too much stretching. This is a common sports injury with symptoms that are not difficult to recognise. Read on to learn how to identify a pulled groin muscle.

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    A less serious indicator of a pulled groin muscle is that you feel some slight discomfort in your groin area, but it doesn't feel strained enough to keep you from moving.

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    You usually know it's a more serious groin injury immediately, because you will experience an extremely sharp pain in your groin region that makes it difficult for you to proceed with your physical activity.

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    Be aware that you may have severe muscle spasms that seem out of control.

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    Know that your groin area may hurt when you touch it, if you have a pulled groin muscle.

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    Remember a groin injury may cause broken blood vessels, which, in turn, will cause there to be bruising on that part of your body.

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    Know that there may be swelling in your groin region that makes it hard for you to walk without significant pain.

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    The best way for you to identify whether your physical ailments are related to a pulled groin muscle is to see a physician whose speciality is sports medicine, so that he can rightly diagnose your condition, determine what is going on and administer the proper treatment.

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