Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Kinesiology tape: Adductor Strain/ Groin Pull
Your friendly Chiropractor in Chandler AZ, Dr. Dan Rae, is back at the computer this afternoon to talk about the Adductor Strain also known as a Groin Pull or Pulled Groin. This is an injury that happens quite often, and I would have to say I see it mostly in individuals who do not warm up properly.
The cause of the Adductor Strain is generally from a sudden contraction of the adductor muscles (the muscles that pull the leg back to mid line) from a stretched position where the hip abducted out away from the body or in a flexed position. The most common site of this injury is at the junction of the muscle and the tendon of the adductor magnus muscle.
These patients usually come into my office complaining pain in the groin area after performing movements such as kicking, sprinting, water skiing, or jumping such as high jumps or hurdles. They also say that the pain in the groin came on immediately after the movement and was incapacitating.
Treatment for this condition sometimes includes an elastic figure eight strapping around the hip with slight extension and internal rotation of the hip. Kinesiology Tape is often applied to decrease the amount of tension being placed on the adductor muscles, and myofascial release techniques such as Active Release Technique (ART) and Graston Technique are utilized to prevent scar tissue formation and encourage proper healing.