28 Jun '12, 10pm

Q: How long should I rest a groin pull? A: #runningtips

I'm a newbie runner and just had my first injury, a groin pull. The doctor called it a “grade one” groin pull, so I laid off running for two and a half weeks. The other day I got out for a brisk one mile walk. There was no pain in the groin area but a bit of tightness. I was wondering if that’s from not having run for a while or a sign I need to rest it more? Rod Rod, Groin pain is a common problem. There are several causes that include “pulled” muscles, tendonosis, osteoarthritis, inflammatory connective tissue diseases, lumbar disc problems, SI joint dysfunction, hernias, or stress fractures in the hip and pelvis. I will guess from your story that you do not have a lumbar disc herniation, stress fracture, inflammatory connective tissue disease, or hernia. A pulled muscle is an injury to the muscle-tendon-bone unit where the tissue over stretches and tears at the micro or...

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