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Physical Therapy Treatment for Groin Strains

Are you currently suffering from a debilitating groin strain and require NYS physical therapy telehealth? Luckily for you, our experienced team here at First Health Physical Therapy can help treat your groin pain and injuries. To learn more about our practice and services, contact us today or visit our website. 

Physical Therapy for Groin Strains 

A groin strain, it is uncomfortable even typing those words out. Too much stress and sudden tension on the muscle can result in you overstretching or even tearing the muscles of the inner thigh or front of the hip, resulting in everything you do becoming a challenge. From walking to just lifting your knee can become quite challenging due to the pain. If you have found yourself in need of physical therapy due to a groin strain, be sure to contact First Health PT for your NYS physical therapy telehealth.

Grades of Groin Strains

There is a grading system according to the amount of damage to the muscle:

  1. Grade 1: A mild stretch where the muscle is tender and painful, but the use of extremities is regular. 
  2. Grade 2: A greater chance of tearing of the muscle fibers. There is often a noticeable loss of strength and bruising. Walking is beginning to be impaired.
  3. Grade 3: Severe tear where a “pop” may have been heard or felt at the time of the injury. The use of the leg can be challenging, and putting weight on the leg is painful.

How Can NYS Physical Therapy Telehealth Help?

It is important to consult with a physical therapist after the strain has occurred. Oftentimes a groin strain can be accompanied by other injuries to your lower extremities that your physical therapist will want to help treat, it could affect your hip, pelvis, and lower back so it is important to be aware of all symptoms. Expect questions to be asked at the time of your visit. Such as:

  • What were you doing when the injury first occurred?
  • Was there a “pop”?
  • Did you notice any swelling in the first couple of hours after the injury?
  • Do you experience pain when lifting your leg, walking, or moving?

By utilizing NYS physical therapy telehealth, you will receive a customized treatment plan based on how long after your injury occurred you sought out physical therapy. The first step is always to manage inflammation. If left untreated, inflammation can begin to affect other parts of your body that are not related to the injury. Anti-inflammatories are often recommended by doctors to help compact the strain. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation are all parts in the design to help alleviate the pain from a groin strain. 

Treatment Methods for Groin Strains

After the initial pain and inflammation have gone down the physical therapist will focus on the flexibility and strengthening of the muscles. You can expect customized stretches and massages to be incorporated into your healing process. Static stretching will be incorporated early on as a means to encourage the healing tissues to withstand stretch and make sure you don’t lose range of motion. From there, dynamic stretching will be incorporated into your process and help you get back to your everyday activities.

Strengthening the muscles is important during the healing process as well. In the beginning, a simple flex of the muscle without bending the joints will be the beginning. From there you will incorporate prescribed muscle building exercises involving resistance bands.

Contact First Health Physical Therapy Today!

Groin strains can be painful and debilitating, so don’t let this stop you from doing everything you love. If you have experienced a groin strain, reach out to First Health PT for NYS physical therapy telehealth, and start your road to recovery. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you!