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Old 02-28-2008, 10:37 AM   #1
Gary Laden
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Severe Groin Strain 9 years ago and counting

Back in 1999 I was crazed with working out. One day while at the gym I felt a sharp pain. Right pelvis area. The pain got so sever that I assumed I must have a hernia. 5 doctors, 1 MRI, and a 1 sonogram later (check that the testicles were not twisted)they could see nothing. For the past 9 years I have been unable to strain in any way what so ever as it aggravates the injury. I am at a loss. I even went to a physiatrist (Sp?) who thought that I may have injured myself and the body was unable to heal itself. He recommended massage and certain treatments (given the area I thought massage would be a tad weird so I never went) Has anyone ever experienced what I am going through? If I do a few pull-ups, push-ups or god-forbid sit-ups (any sort of straining) it really bothers the area for days after. I so want to get back into shape with my 40th birthday soon approaching, but feel I am destined to never work-out again. For the record, I do some light Yoga which does not really bother the area. Can anyone help?? I want to get back into great body shape!!!!
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Old 02-28-2008, 01:55 PM   #2
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Re: Severe Groin Strain 9 years ago and counting

funny you mention it, I just went to see a sports medicine doc a few hours ago on this, except I only get it once in a great while while doing heavier back squats.

Reference this thread for my answer on it (about to post it now on page 2):
http://www.board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=26227
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:21 PM   #3
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Re: Severe Groin Strain 9 years ago and counting

Gary,
I had similar symptoms and it was diagnosed as osteitis pubis (separation of the pubic bone and accompanying inflammation). The only way to tell is to get a bone scan. After it was confirmed nothing (therapy, NSAID etc) worked until I got a cortisone shot (yes down there), which took care of the problem. It was worth it.
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:57 PM   #4
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Re: Severe Groin Strain 9 years ago and counting

Tendonitis and Trigger points can do this also. I've had this with each leg on 2 different occasions. Thought it was a hernia because of location. PT did the trick along with continued stretching even now. Make sure you stick with cf exercizes. BW squats are a big help in preventing recurrance of this. Make sure you never even look at a leg press or smith machine. Just CF.
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Old 07-30-2008, 01:36 AM   #5
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Re: Severe Groin Strain 9 years ago and counting

I have had chronic groin pain since February. There was no one event where I remember straining it suddenly. I just had a big fall on my butt from about 15' during a pole vault competition but was pain free 4 days later then the groin pain started happening.

I did the ice, rest, repeat for months and it was painful justing sitting on the toilet.

I finally saw a doctor in April, got referred to an orthopedist , told him about my fall and how it could've been the cause. MRI, xrays were fine, although the MRI showed were the edema was in my left butt cheek. Was referred to a physical therapist where they did alignment tests and hand massaging. Yes having a random female PT hand massage my groin was a little awkward and painful. She hit ab and groin muscles I didn't know existed. But they found that my left pubic bone was sheering forward putting strain on my groin muscles. (This is common with pregnant women). Probably b/c of my fall back in Feb. They fixed my alignment with a twirled up bed sheet, tied tightly from my groin to my shoulder. It lifted my pelvis up. The constant chronic pain went away immediately. Pain from use was still there. I did the bed sheet correction 5 min 2 x daily for weeks until my ab muscles kept my pelvis in the correct place. I only saw the PT 3 more times, all they were doing was hand massaging and stretching. I told them I could do that myself, saved me money on my copay.

As of today it's still a little painful but the orthopedist did say 90% recover wouldn't happen until about 1 to 6 months. But I'm able to do weighted squats, sprint and pole vault now. It only really hurts when I stretch my groin directly. It gets a little sore after sprinting and jumping.

After a month and half of doctors appointments a frickin bed sheet fixed me.
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:02 AM   #6
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Re: Severe Groin Strain 9 years ago and counting

I strained my groan a couple months ago. Almost every day there's some tightness in it but luckily I don't feel it after I've warmed up my muscles. So I just leave it be. But maybe I should get it checked out and see if I can't get rid of the annoyance permanently.
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:18 AM   #7
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Re: Severe Groin Strain 9 years ago and counting

my right side inner thigh groin area gets tight every once in a while after doing lots of heavy squats. YOGA has helped keep it away.
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:01 AM   #8
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Re: Severe Groin Strain 9 years ago and counting

I am recovering from severe groin strain with pelvic pain as the other posters. I am glad to hear other people have this injury, the dr recommended physical therapy my PT stated he found it odd that although my left adductor was the source of injury my right side abdomen was were most pain was felt. When you guys engage the transverse abdominals do you feel weird pulling sensations down there? I feel like I have thin cables pulling and tingling against each other
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:48 AM   #9
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Re: Severe Groin Strain 9 years ago and counting

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I am recovering from severe groin strain with pelvic pain as the other posters. I am glad to hear other people have this injury, the dr recommended physical therapy my PT stated he found it odd that although my left adductor was the source of injury my right side abdomen was were most pain was felt. When you guys engage the transverse abdominals do you feel weird pulling sensations down there? I feel like I have thin cables pulling and tingling against each other
I'm not sure the name of muscles. But is there an ab muscle that crisscrosses to pull your 'undercarriage' up. When I got massaged by the PT, they'd hit my ab muscle right next to my hip bone and it was painful. They were telling me that your abs help pull everything up.

Anyway, I hand massage myself now. I started doing strengthening exercises at the gym. Up to 40 lbs on the adductor machine. The only thing that really hurts it now is a direct groin stretch. Sprinting and jumping doesn't hurt it but makes it sore the next day. Sore like after an intensive lifting workout.
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:01 PM   #10
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Re: Severe Groin Strain 9 years ago and counting

well after 90 days+ of rest and rehab I am feeling much better. My doc(a sports med specialist) diagnosed as a torn adductor w/ pelvic stress injury. Finally able to start back working out, building up to WOD using a BW only metcon protocol for 30 days as a starting point.
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