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Symptoms, diagnosis and causes of adductor strains

Symptoms, diagnosis and causes of adductor strains

Symptoms, diagnosis and causes of adductor strains

Symptoms, diagnosis and causes of adductor strains

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This is a muscular problem wherein the adductor muscles of the legs get sprained owing to vigorous and intense movements around the hip joint. These adductor muscles are normally responsible for pulling the legs towards the body.

Incidence, age and sex

Adults are most common victims of this muscular problem. It is seen more commonly in younger men. Adductor strains rarely occur in children.

Signs and symptoms

The signs and symptoms of adductor strains may vary according to the severity of the sprain and are graded accordingly:

  • Grade I: This a mild form where the muscles get overstretched. It may go unnoticed for several days until discomfort in walking is observed. The discomfort may be augmented on walking or running when the affected muscle group is used.
  • Grade II: This is a moderate form in which a partial tear of the adductor muscles may cause pain over the thigh and groin which exacerbates with walking. The person may also experience limitation of movement around the hip joint. Moreover bruises over the inner thigh may come up after several hours of muscle sprain.
  • Grade III: This is a severe form which occurs as a result of a complete tear in the adductor muscles. Though it rarely occurs, it may present with intense, sharp pain in the groin and the thigh accompanied by marked reduction in the strength of adductor muscles. Occasionally, swelling in the groin region or bruises may be the other associated features.

Causes and prevention

Adductor strains generally arise in athletes where overuse of adductor group of muscles takes place with increasing propensity. Thus long standing stretching of muscles may precede adductor strains especially, when triggered by some sudden intense movement. Adductor strains are commonly encountered in sports persons playing soccer and gymnastics.

Complications

There seem to be no absolute complications of adductor strains. Only if they are left untreated, they may result in frequent recurrence of pain and restricted movements around hip joint or long standing pain of the upper thigh and the groin.

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