February 17, 2013
When doing any physical activity at all whether it’s goofing around hanging out with your friends, working out, running, or playing a sport there is always a risk of pulling a muscle if it is not properly stretched before starting physical activity. The muscle I am going to focus is your groin. Your groin is located in your inner thighs. I will be informing you on what a groin pull is, what you can do to prevent a groin pull, certain degree of the pull, and what you can do to take care of the groin pull.
What is a groin pull? A groin pull, “results from putting too much stress on muscles in your groin and thigh. If these muscles are tensed too forcefully or too suddenly, they can get over-stretched or torn” (WebMD). Groin pulls are common in people who play sports that require a lot of running and jumping. Such as soccer, football, and hockey are popular sports that you see a lot of groin injuries in. “Groin pulls often appear in people who play soccer and football, and they make up about 10% of all injuries in professional hockey players” (WebMD).
The easiest way to prevent a groin pull is actually really simple. Stretch it. Before you engage in any physical activity one should simply stretch out the groin and other muscles to get them warmed up. An easy way to prevent you from pulling your groin is to do a stretch called the butterfly stretch. The butterfly stretch is very simple, it requires for you to sit on your butt, put your feet together and pull them as close as you can to your body, and bend forward and apply a little pressure to your knees to get the best out of the stretch. Doing simple stretches like the butterfly stretch before engaging in physical activity will be a huge prevention in pulling a groin.
There are different degrees of a groin pull. Some can be just a simple pull but some can be a nightmare. The first degree of a groin pull is described as, “Mild discomfort, often...