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ord27 02-18-2010 11:27 AM

I pulled a groin muscle 4 months ago while doing the Insanity wide knee, jump knee tuck. It hasn't gotten any better. Does anyone have any advice to speed the recovery along? It is such a deep, obscure pull, that it's difficult to pinpoint during a massage (my wife is a therapist). <BR> <BR>thanks

jarrod 02-18-2010 11:28 AM

I don't think there is much you can do besides resting it Cliff.

denverd1 02-18-2010 12:29 PM

A hot tub few times a week might help to get the blood moving and help it heal. Other than that, I don't think you can do much for it. Of course, thats if you fall on the warm side of the heat vs ice argument....

rubin 02-18-2010 6:02 PM

4 months seems long..you sure you didnt tear something?

jon4pres 02-18-2010 6:57 PM

I have the same injury. It seems fine and then I go and do something active and it starts hurting again. I don't think it will ever heal

pesos 02-18-2010 7:35 PM

That sucks Cliff - sorry to hear. I pulled my groin badly in early morning track sprints in junior high... it took a looooong time to truly go away. Two years later I almost messed it up again - it was still slightly tweaked even then.

ord27 02-18-2010 8:03 PM

thanks <BR>Danny, I'm not sure if I did or not <BR> <BR>I have extremely limited range in a wide knee or sitting "Indian style" position <BR>sorry if that is an offensive thing to say..... <BR> <BR>whatever muscle pulls your knees up and out is what was injured <BR> <BR>it worries me that wakeboarding will be limited. I fear that a simple wake to wake will be painful or more harmful, so I am trying to nurse the thing back to health while it's cold out. <BR> <BR>I am hearing 6 months minimum <BR>i try to stretch and massage the area, but have not attempted ice or heat <BR> <BR>I have read about remedies such as this link... <BR><a href="http://www.aidmygroin.com/?REF=G_Groin" target="_blank">http://www.aidmygroin.com/?REF=G_Groin</a> <BR> <BR>and other products that come in a kit....but I'm not a big believer.....seems gimiky

bennygoodx 02-19-2010 12:22 AM

Sounds like a "hip flexor". Might take a different approach....

amo 02-19-2010 8:41 AM

get an MRI. could be a torn labrum in your hip. <BR> <BR>those will never heal no matter how much therapy you do. it's surgery and then you can get back to doing whatever you want. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by amo on February 19, 2010)

spicychalupa69 02-19-2010 8:47 AM

If it were a torn labrum he would have pain in the lateral side of his hip near the trochanter of his femur (big bone on the joint). I highly doubt its a labrum problem since he hasnt complained about cracking, popping, or his femur getting "stuck". I encourage you to do heat and cryogenic treatments and let your flexors rest for a while. If you want, google iliacus and psoas muscles, they make up your hip flexors along with a tad of your sartorious. You will find a lot of info on this type of injury. Best of luck to ya and PM me or email me if you need any further advice.

amo 02-19-2010 8:57 AM

not entirely true Eder. I had no lateral pain in my hip, and my labrum was torn. I was almost completely asymptomatic. I am in Vail, Co right now recovering from hip labral surgery at Steadman Hawkins clinic. I have learned a lot in the last 3 weeks from the Steadman people. I would do the MRI just to rule it out.

ord27 02-19-2010 9:47 AM

thanks for the advice guys. I will do some more reading. I will not rule out an MRI, but my insurance deductible is set pretty high, so I will do some more reading first.

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