Adductor Muscle Strain

There are several factors which can predispose patients to developing an adductor strain. These need to be assessed and corrected with direction from a Chiropractor.

Some of these factors include:

  • Poor groin flexibility
  • Muscle weakness especially of the groin & gluteals
  • Inadequate conditioning of the groin muscles
  • Muscle tightness
  • Inappropriate training or technique
  • Poor biomechanics
  • Poor posture
  • Decreased fitness
  • Fatigue
  • Inadequate warm up
  • Joint stiffness particularly the lower back, hip and knee
  • Poor pelvic and core stability
  • Inadequate rehabilitation following a previous groin injury
  • Neural tightness
  • Muscle imbalances

Treatment may comprise:
  • Myofascial release
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Electrotherapy
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Joint manipulation
  • Ice or heat treatment
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Education
  • Biomechanical correction
  • Eccentric strengthening exercises and stretching exercises
  • Progressive exercises to improve strength, flexibility, core stability, pelvic stability and balance
  • Activity modification advice
  • Technique correction
  • Anti-inflammatory advice
  • Prescription of orthotics
  • Devising and monitoring a return to sport or activity plan

Chiropractic management following an adductor muscle strain aims to promote tissue healing, restore proper biomechanics, restore movement, maintain or improve pelvic stability, restore muscle balance, prevent further injury, and aid in the return to sport.

If you have this condition with any of your patients, please contact us so that we can assist you in getting the best results possible.