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HIP & GROIN
ADDUCTOR MUSCLE TEAR OR STRAIN

ANATOMY
The muscles that draw the leg inwards (adduct the hip joint) are: adductor longus, adductor magnus, adductor brevis, gracilis and pectineus. Each of these muscles arises from the pubic bone.

MECHANISM OF INJURY
Overstretching of one or all of the adductor muscles, eg. sudden change of direction or pivot.

SYMPTOMS
Sudden momentary stabbing pain in the groin region during activity.
Local bleeding can cause swelling and bruising, which may not appear until a few days after the injury has occurred.
If the muscle cannot contract there is reason to suspect a total rupture.
When the rupture is in the muscle-tendon junction a defect can be felt at the site of the injury.

TREATMENT
Please consult with your medical professional for a complete diagnosis and treatment plan.
Under the direction of your medical professional and in conjunction with your advised treatment plan, the following products may be beneficial:
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Glossary of Terms:
PUBIC BONE: Lower front of hipbone: the bone that forms the lower front section of the hipbone in humans and is one of a pair joined at the front of the pelvis.
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