You may experience anything from mild, localised pain in your groin to sudden and acute pain along with swelling and bruising. The affected area will probably be painful to the touch, and the amount of pain you experience will increase when you try to move.
Groin pain tends to be a long-lasting condition that can be tricky to put right. At Wimbledon Clinics, our team is made up of experts from a wide range of different medical disciplines, so we should be able to diagnose your problem quickly and then put a clear plan for treatment in place.
Our sports medicine doctor will assess your condition working alongside a consultant physiotherapist. They may refer you for imaging. Thanks to our multi-disciplinary approach, we can also refer you to specialist rehabilitation, medical treatment and injection therapy here at the Clinics too. Rarely surgery is required.
The best immediate treatment for any groin injury such as a pull or a strain follows the familiar mnemonic RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Your doctor may tape the groin to reduce the strain, and will probably also prescribe anti-inflammatories.