Mar 17th, 2015
Hi, I wonder if you can help me figure out what’s going on with a pain in my
left groin. My left groin feels like I’ve pulled or sprained it. It hurts a
bit when I walk, and especially if I take long steps or lift my leg up, for
example, while going up stairs or climbing into the bath. It’s not so bad as
to stop me doing those things, but I can definitely feel it. It seems to be
caused or aggravated by running. I had the same problem last year. It
eventually went away when I stopped running. It took a while though, as I’d
think it was better and then run on it again and the pain would come back.
Any ideas? I don’t know if I need to try physio, or if just doing the right
stretching or something would work.
Mar 17th, 2015
Groins are funny things and normally for most normal people it’s not normal to have a groin issue, despite lots and lots of symptoms centred around here.
Without any obvious trauma and the fact that it has reoccurred make me wonder if you really don’t have a groin issue, but you have an issue elsewhere but the muscles around your groin stiffen up to protect – stretching is therefore a bit of a no no as you’re just getting rid of your protection mechanism.
I’d go for poor gluteal function due to a mobile low lumbar spine due to pretty poor posture during the day and during most activity. It’s not about getting bolt up right but it is about lifting your chest and standing tall – especially when running.
The changes in your symptoms won’t happen overnight as you’ve got some pretty miffed off structures around your groin because they’re being over you so much…..
Aisha thanked the Guru and asked for confirmation:
Thanks, that’s really helpful. So would trying to strengthen my glutes help do you think?
The Guru responded:
Getting stronger, is, well getting stronger! It pays no attention to how you use that strength – and that’s the key. It’s the control of the strength that matters.
So, go for glut control – it’s about form and function. Posture of how you do you glut work is super important.
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