Friday, 16 June 2017

Treatment for Adductor Muscle Strain in Malaysia


Physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment can be commenced as soon as possible when an acute adductor strain in the hip is present. Patients normally present with inner thigh pain or groin pain near the inferior pubic bone. The strained adductor muscle can be very tender upon palpation and stretching of the adductor muscle can reproduce the pain. The initial treatment approach is to reduce swelling and bleeding at the injured site. Therapeutic modalities that help to promote soft tissue healing can be used.

Active pain-free exercises and gradual strengthening exercises for the adductor muscle can be commenced with care after the first 48 hours of injury. Functional strengthening that involves more aggressive movements such as stationary bike, pool running, jogging or swimming can be part of the treatment in the later stage. Once the full passive and active range of motion of the injured hip returns to normal and with full strength, the athlete can return to progressive sport-specific training that involves sudden and rapid change of direction.

Exercises such as running in a straight line or figure of eight and kicking should be avoided in the early stages of rehabilitation. Early return to these exercises without sufficient rehabilitation may predispose the athlete to recurrent adductor muscle strain. The treatment for adductor muscle strain should include management of the associated low back pain or pelvic imbalance at the same time in order to prevent chronic recurrent pelvic and hip injuries. 

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