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Dr. Rick's Monthly Question

December 2002

Question:

What are the cause, treatment and best means of preventing painful groin pulls?

Answer:

Groin pulls are strains to the adductor muscles that attach the legs to the pelvis. They are injured from sudden exertion, such as doing splits. They are treated with RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) during the first 24-48 hours. The best way to prevent this and similar injuries is to (1) warm up gradually before strenuous exercise, (2) maintain flexibility by stretching regularly, and (3) keep your muscles strong and in balance. Further details may be found in this month's article.

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Dr. Rick Allen is a chiropractor, massage therapist and dance student who splits his time between Portland, Oregon and Trout Lake Washington. Dr. Rick welcomes your questions and suggestions for future articles. However, he cannot make specific diagnoses or treatment recommendations unless you visit him in person. He can be reached by phone at 503-257-1324 in Portland, 509-395-0024 in Trout Lake, or toll free at 1-888-247-3248, email or on the World Wide Web: www.CascadeWellnessClinic.com

DISCLAIMER: The information included in this website is meant to encourage thinking concerning choices of care for and insight pertaining to possible causes of various problems. It is not a prescription for or diagnosis of any disease or condition. Suggestions are based on the assumption by the writer that a thorough examination was done previously and the reader is under care by a healthcare professional. This information is not a substitute for a live doctor.

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