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Groin Strain Stretching


Updated June 02, 2014

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Squatting Adductor Stretch
groin stretch

Squatting Adductor Stretch

Photo © Jonathan Cluett, M.D.
Athletes who sustain a groin strain will want to incorporate a stretching program as part of their rehabilitation. Some simple stretches can help ease the symptoms of a groin strain. Furthermore, stretching can be a useful part of preventing groin injuries from occurring.

As a general rule, the stretches should not hurt. There should be a gentle pulling sensation of the muscle, but this should not be painful.

The first stretch is the squatting adductor stretch:

  • Squat to the ground with your arms between your legs.

  • Allow your knees to move outwards.

  • Stretch your legs apart by pushing out with your elbows.
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