A groin pull treatment that works quickly is easy to do — when you know where to treat the knots that are causing the tension on your pubic bone. Groin pulls are the most common sports injury for soccer players because the primary muscles involved pulls your leg to the opposite side. Every time a soccer player kicks the ball, he/she is straining the muscles of the inner thigh.
However, a groin pull is a repetitive strain injury that can be experienced by athletes of any sport, and non-athletes.
This is a two part blog because I am covering two muscles, each pulling in a different direction, that can be effectively used as a groin pull treatment. The first, and most common, muscle that causes a groin pull is a short muscle called the Pectineus. The pectineus muscle originates on your pubic bone and comes across to insert into the very top of your thigh bone (your femur). As you look at the chart you’ll see that the pectineus is just above your adductor muscles.
This group of muscles pulls your knee across the front of your body, but when the muscle has spasms in it, you get a groin pull as you bring your leg out, and the muscles need to be treated to release the tension.
As a benefit, not only are you doing a groin pull treatment, you are also doing a treatment for inner knee pain.
How to Do A Groin Pull Treatment:
Use either a new tennis ball, or the Julstro Perfect Ball, and begin the groin pull treatment all the way up at the very top of your inner thigh.
It may be easier at the groin to use your fingertips so you can get close to the bone.
Apply deep pressure and hold it for 30 seconds, then continue with the ball all the way down your inner thigh to put pressure on your adductor muscles.
All of these muscles originate on your pubic bone, so they are all involved in the groin pull treatment. After you have completed the treatment portion, you can gently stretch the muscle by bringing your leg out to the side of your body.
Athletes – and non-athletes – need to stretch to maintain mobility. It is especially important if you are runner, golfer, or tennis player and do not want to injure your muscles.
Yet a missing piece is to first, release the knots (spasms) in the muscles that are putting pressure on your joints.
Focused Flexibility Training is the perfect combination of self-applied techniques along with yoga-style stretches. Three DVDs, or a soon-to-be-available digital program, walks you through all of the Julstro self-applied techniques taught in, Treat Yourself to Pain-Free Living book, written by Julie Donnelly, (included in the kit). Focused Flexibilty Training also goes through two upper body and two lower body stretching sessions. Starting with 15 minutes of untying the knots in the muscles you will be stretching, and then continue to a 30 minute yoga-style stretching routine.
You will not only feel great after your routine you will be able to move your joints easily and without pain!