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Groin Pull

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    August 26, 2014 11:11:22 AM PDT

    I'm a 15 year old male with a minor groin pull. I didn't stretch. Anyway, Now I've been stretching sveral times a day and heating the groin. 

     

    Question: Is it okay to do wall sits and BODY WEIGHT squats and planks while letting it recover?

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    August 26, 2014 12:36:12 PM PDT
    Pain Questions:

    31. Location of pain. Can you point your finger to the spot of pain?

    32. Intensity of pain currently: 0-10 (0 is no pain 10 is the worst pain)

    33. Quality: sharp or dull?

    34. Onset: when did it start, last week, 5 years ago?

    35. Duration: How long does it last?

    36. Radiation: does the pain spread anywhere?

    37. Has anything else been associated with the pain?

    38. What has made the pain better?

    39. What has made it worse?

    40. How much pain are you in after treatment with your current medications?

    41. How much pain are you in without treatment?

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    August 26, 2014 12:53:46 PM PDT

    31. Location of pain. Inner groin and between thigh and hip

    32. Intensity of pain currently: I'd say 3 at absolute worst moments, usually I don't feel it

    33. Quality: Mind of a mix

    34. Onset: when did it start, last week, 5 years ago? A little over a week ago after I ran after not stretching

    35. Duration: How long does it last? I've had it, but it usually doesn't hurt. But I can tell its not healed fully yet

    36. Radiation: does the pain spread anywhere? No

    37. Has anything else been associated with the pain? No

    38. What has made the pain better? Rest

    39. What has made it worse? Hurts after stretching or heating

    40. How much pain are you in after treatment with your current medications? I have no medications

    41. How much pain are you in without treatment? Hardly any. Bottom line are body weight squats okay to perfrom?

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    August 26, 2014 1:01:16 PM PDT

    Greetings, Thank you for the reply

    The following information is from one of the best hospitals in the world. http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/groin-pain/basics/causes/sym-20050652

    Groin Pain Causes

    The most common cause ofgroin pain is muscle, tendon or ligament strain, particularly in athletes who play sports such as hockey, soccer and football.Groin pain may occur immediately after an injury, orpain may come on gradually over a period of weeks or even months. Groin pain may be worsened by continued use of the injured area.

    Less commonly, a bone injury or fracture, a hernia, or even kidney stones may cause groin pain. Although testicle pain and groin painare different, a testicle condition can sometimes cause pain that spreads to the groin area.

    Direct and indirect causes of groin pain can include:

    Avascular necrosis (death of bone tissue due to li

    Schedule a doctor's visit if you have:

    • Severe groin pain  (three probably isn't severe)
    • Groin pain that doesn't improve with home treatment within a few days (this is possible)
    • Mild testicle pain lasting longer than a few days
    • A lump or swelling in or around a testicle
    • Intermittent intense pain along the lower side of your abdomen (flank) that may radiate along your groin and into your testicle
    • Blood in your urine

    Self-care

    If your groin pain is caused by a strain or sprain, these self-care measures may help:

    • Take an over-the-counter pain reliever such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or acetaminophen (Tylenol, others).
    • Place an ice pack or bag of frozen peas on the sore area for 20 to 30 minutes two to four times a day.

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    To answer your question: If you feel that you are using the injured area when doing the lifts then no.
    However, if you do not use the injured area, then there is no contraindication in the listed information. 
    -If it hurts when you do the lifts, then it is NOT okay.
    -If the exercises feel fine, and there is no pain in the groin, then that is reassuring. I can't tell you what to do as this is an online forum. If it were me, and I felt pain while lifting, then I would stop. 
    -If I felt fine while lifting, then I would continue lifting.
    Please consider keeping me updated.
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    -BrettMD

    This post was edited by DrSocial Admin at August 30, 2014 11:05:29 AM PDT