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.
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.
Be aware that you may have severe muscle spasms that seem out of control.
Know that your groin area may hurt when you touch it, if you have a pulled groin muscle.
Remember a groin injury may cause broken blood vessels, which, in turn, will cause there to be bruising on that part of your body.
Know that there may be swelling in your groin region that makes it hard for you to walk without significant pain.
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.