Hip Groin Strain

Health Plus Physical Therapy Center

Physical Therapy center located at 2114 Oak Tree Rd, Edison, NJ 08820

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Understanding Hip Groin Strain:

A hip groin strain refers to the stretching or tearing of the muscles and tendons in the groin area, commonly affecting the muscles that attach to the hip joint. This condition often results from overuse, sudden movements, or excessive stress on the hip and groin muscles.

Symptoms :

  1. Hip Pain: Persistent pain on the outside of the hip that may intensify during activities like walking, climbing stairs, or prolonged periods of standing.
  2. Tenderness: The affected area may be tender to the touch.
  3. Swelling: Inflammation of the bursae can lead to localized swelling around the hip joint.
  4. Limited Range of Motion: Hip bursitis may restrict movement, especially when rotating or abducting the hip.


Hip groin strains can occur due to activities that involve sudden changes in direction, intense physical exertion, or repetitive motions. Sports that require quick, agile movements, such as soccer or basketball, can increase the risk of hip groin strains.


Healthcare professionals diagnose hip groin strains through a thorough physical examination, reviewing medical history, and, in some cases, imaging studies like ultrasound or MRI to assess the extent of muscle and tendon damage.

Treatment Options:

  1. Rest: Adequate rest is crucial to allow the injured muscles and tendons to heal.
  2. Ice: Applying ice to the affected area helps reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.
  3. Compression: Using compression bandages or wraps can help control swelling and provide support.
  4. Elevation: Elevating the leg when at rest can further minimize swelling.

Rehabilitation and Preventive Measures:

Rehabilitation is essential for a full recovery from a hip groin strain. Gradual reintroduction of activities, adherence to prescribed exercises, and incorporating preventive measures, such as proper warm-up and stretching routines, can reduce the risk of future strains.

Long-Term Management:

Individuals who experience spinal fractures often require ongoing management. This may involve continued monitoring, periodic imaging studies, and lifestyle adjustments to prevent further injury and enhance long-term well-being.


  1. Warm-up: Before engaging in physical activities, a proper warm-up is essential to prepare the muscles for exertion.
  2. Strength Training: Regular strength training exercises for the hip and groin muscles can enhance their resilience and reduce the likelihood of strains.
  3. Proper Technique: Ensuring proper body mechanics during activities can help prevent undue stress on the hip and groin muscles.
  4. Rest and Recovery: Providing sufficient rest between intense activities allows the muscles to recover and lowers the risk of strain.

Recovery and Lifestyle Adjustments:

Recovery from hip bursitis involves a combination of treatment modalities, lifestyle adjustments, and adherence to recommended exercises. It’s essential to gradually resume normal activities and maintain a balance between rest and physical activity.


Hip groin strains can be effectively managed with a combination of rest, targeted treatments, and rehabilitation. Seeking timely medical attention, following prescribed interventions, and incorporating preventive measures can contribute to a smoother recovery process, allowing individuals to return to their regular activities with reduced discomfort.

Related Conditions:

Hip Flexor Strains

Adductor Tendinopathy

Sports Hernia

Osteitis Pubis

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