It's not uncommon for even the most accomplished athlete to suffer a groin strain. The adductor muscles of the inner thigh are at risk for a strain during any sports that require sudden starts, stops and a quick change of direction while running. The most common sign of a problem is a sudden, localized pain in the inner thigh, but a severe groin injury, such as a groin tear, tends to cause acute pain, swelling and even a large bruise on the inner thigh.
The best treatment for these injuries depends upon the severity of the strain, but rest, ice, compression and elevation is the immediate first aid treatment. Recovery from a groin injury can take a few days or months, depending upon the extent of the injury.
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