Adductor Strains in Sports

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Larissa Roux, MD FRCP Dip Sport Med, MPH, PhD, discusses adductor strains in hockey.

Larissa Roux, MD FRCP Dip Sport Med, MPH, PhD, discusses adductor strains in hockey.

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Featuring Dr. Larissa Roux, MD, MPH, PhD, CCFP, Dip Sport Med
Adductor Strains in Sports
Duration: 1 minute, 25 seconds

An adductor strain is simply a groin pull, it happens a lot in hockey, particularly during acceleration or sprinting.

An athlete who presents with an adductor sprain will typically present with pain, bruising, swelling, in the area of the groin and may also have decreased hip function.

If an athlete is to suffer this type of injury it's really important that they go see their primary care sport medicine physisian and their physiotherapist as conservative treatment including the application of ice in the acute phase as well as range of motion and strengthenig exercises are really important.

It's important for an athlete with an adductor strain to see their physician, not only for a management plan, but also to ensure that there is no other cause of their groin pain.

In addition to physiotherapy, and strengthening of the groin and core abdominal muscles, the use of compression shorts can also be very helpful.

If you have further questions regarding adductor strains, please feel free to contact your primary care or primary care sports medicine physician.

Presenter: Dr. Larissa Roux, Sports Medicine Physician, Vancouver, BC

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This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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