Groin Strain Groin Strain
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Groin Strain Definition Common names: What is a groin strain? A person with a groin strain has torn the muscles or tendons in the groin. A groin strain is caused by a force that overloads the muscles in the groin: the muscle fibers or tendon tear, which results in swelling and pain. Sports injuries are the most common cause of groin strain. What are the symptoms of a groin strain? Symptoms of a groin strain include groin pain that usually worsens with movement, groin swelling, and groin bruising. How does the doctor treat a groin strain? Treatment for a groin strain may include rest, crutches, cold compresses, physical therapy, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.