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Groin Strain Causes & Risks


A groin strain can be caused by:

  • Stretching the adductor muscles beyond the amount of tension that they can withstand
  • Suddenly putting stress on the adductor muscles when they are not ready for the stress
  • Using the adductor muscles too much on a certain day
  • Getting direct blow to the adductor muscles

Risk Factors

These factors increase your chance of developing a groin strain. Tell your doctor if you have any of these risk factors:

  • Participation in sports that require bursts of speed, such as:
    • Running
    • Hurdles
    • Long jump
    • Basketball
    • Soccer
    • Football
    • Hockey
    • Rugby
  • Fatigue
  • Tight groin muscles
  • Overexertion
  • Cold weather

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