Groin pain has many causes including strains, swollen glands or a hernia – a condition in which an internal organ or piece of tissue protrudes through the muscles of the abdomen wall.
Groin pain is commonly the result of a muscle strain in the inner thigh – usually sport or work-related – and is often accompanied by swelling and bruising. Hernias are usually brought about by strenuous activity or heavy lifting, resulting in a painful bulge under the skin in the abdomen or groin.
Treatment can include one or more of the following:
- Ice therapy
- Compression and elevation
- Stretching exercises
- Taping the groin area
- Sports massage
- Surgery – if the muscle has torn completely
- A structured rehabilitation programme
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