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Pulled Groin Muscle

A pulled groin muscle actually refers to a number of possible muscle and tendon injuries in the groin area, the area of the body that connects the torso to the upper thigh.

The muscle most often injured in the groin area is the adductor longus muscle, the long triangular shaped muscle on the inside of the thigh. This muscle begins at the pubis bone and connects to the femur, making it possible to move the legs together from side to side.

Injury to groin muscles can occur when these muscles are over-stretched due to quick accelerations or sudden directional changes.

Symptoms of a groin injury may include pain, swelling in the groin area, loss of strength, and sometimes a crackling sound is heard when the injury occurs.


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