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Got kicked in the groin, pain

My son is 14 yrs old and on Friday at track practice got kicked in the groin . He was in alot of pain Friday but over the weekend he seemed ok. However on Monday when he went to track practice he was running and was doubled over in pain. When i asked him to show me where the pain was he pressed on his upper groin and said that it did hurt when pressed. Should I be concerned?
Asked On : Fri, 20 Apr 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Groin strain is usually self limiting and will heal spontaneously with the following measures -

* REST - It is important to rest following the injury to allowed the injured muscle to properly heal.
* STRETCHING - Gentle stretching is helpful, but it should not be painful.
* ICE PACKING - Apply ice to the injured area in the acute phase (first 48 hours after injury), and then after activities. Ice will help calm the inflammatory response and stimulate blood flow to the area.
* MOIST HEAT APPLICATION - Before activities, gentle heating can help loosen the muscle. Apply a heat pack to the groin prior to stretching or exercising. As a general rule of thumb, remember to heat before an activity and ice afterwards
* ANTIINFLAMMATORY MEDICATION - Oral anti-inflammatory medications (such as Ibuprofen, Aleve, or Motrin) can help relieve symptoms of pain and also calm the inflammation.
* PHYSICAL THERAPY - may speed up the recovery process. Therapeutic modalities such as Ultrasound, Massaging and specific exercises will be helpful.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Thu, 12 Sep 2013
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