Groin strain

August 31st, 2017

Groin Strain

groin strain

A groin strain is a tear or rupture to any one of the adductor muscles resulting pain in the inner thigh. Groin injuries can range from very mild to very severe injuries that are completely debilitating.

Initial treatment involves protection, rest, ice and compression during the early acute stage. Traditional treatment would then involve a lengthy rehabilitation and strengthening program normally offered by a physiotherapist.


The main symptoms of an acute groin strain is a sudden sharp pain in the groin area, either in the belly of the muscle or higher up where the tendon attaches to the pelvic bone. It might be felt when sprinting or changing direction quickly. The athlete may or may not be able to play on depending on how severe the injury is.

Other symptoms include:

  • Sharp pain in groin
  • Lump in the groin
  • Groin pain during exercise
  • Acute groin pain
  • Groin swelling

Although there is often swelling (oedema) as a result of a groin strain this is often not visible to the naked eye. Groin strains are graded 1, 2 or 3 depending on the extent of the injury. Grade 1 is a minor tear where the athlete feels discomfort but can walk without much pain. Grade 2 is likely to result in more severe pain, bruising and swelling. Grade 3 is a complete or almost complete rupture.

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What Advanced Healing Therapies can do:

We do not offer pain killers or wait for symptoms to be “severe” before offering treatment. As soon as you feel pain, please come and visit us and we can help straight away.

The quicker we can treat your symptoms after they start, the sooner you can recover. Many clients come to us the day following an injury, and they only need one treatment; yes, ONE treatment! Nonetheless, clients who have suffered pain for years come to us see rapid results and can get to leading a pain free lifestyle after 6 or less treatments.

We use our fantastic technology explained below to treat the site of pain.

Watch our Video on Sports Injuries to hear Sue explain what we can do to help!

How can we help?

Overview of Healing with micro-current

Using our technology we treat the area affected for just under an hour.

Pain, inflammation and muscle spasms often result when muscles, ligaments or tendons are injured. The circulation in the injured areas is effected adversely. There is an accumulation of lactic acid and other waste products in the tissues. This slows the healing process.

The Acuscope and Myopulse simultaneously measure and balance the abnormal electrical resistance in injured tissue. The electrical conductance of the injured tissue is examined and compared to a preprogrammed parameters for healthy tissue. When electrical conductance is outside the normal, healthy range, the instruments change the wave form, frequency, intensity and polarity to restore the tissue integrity to promote healing.

The Myopulse eliminates inflammation; the Acuscope promotes healing in joints to promote the growth of cartilage and synovial fluids.

There is little or no sensation because micro-current energy is similar to the energy inside the body. Micro-currents are one-millionth the strength of household current. They are compatible with the body’s bio electrical communication system and support the self-healing feedback mechanism already present at the cellular level. The effects of micro-currents on the healing process has been documented in the scientific literature for many years.

When this energy is introduced into the cells, circulation, lymphatic drainage, waste product removal, cellular metabolism improve. The flow of other forms of biological energy similar to chi or vital force is accelerated. Acidic waste products are flushed from the tissues and the body’s healing powers are accentuated. This results in an accelerated healing response at the cellular level, leading to reduction of pain and improved function.

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