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Adductor Tendinopathy









Adductor tendinopathy is a common source of groin pain. The main function of these adductor muscles is to pull the legs together.

Causes and risk factors-Most tendon injuries are the result of gradual wear and tear to the tendon from the person being twisted in their pelvis, creating stretch in the tendon. Anyone can have a tendon injury, but    people who make the same motions over and over in their jobs, sports, or daily activities are more likely to damage a tendon.  When  tendons become stressed, they sustain small micro tears, which encourage inflammatory chemicals and swelling, which can quickly heal if managed appropriately.

Risk factors– for tendinopathy include intrinsic or extrinsic factors. Systemic intrinsic risk factors include older age, obesity, increased waist circumference, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and genetic predisposition.

Treatment- Rest the painful area, and avoid any activity that makes the pain worse and use ice on swelling. If there is pain then treat the pain first with Remedial Massage, Chiropractic care to correct the structure, Orthotics to correct the structure, if required. 3 weeks treatment, once a week. Regular exercise that including both aerobic activities (walking, biking),     flexibility, and strengthening is  recommended.


This article is courtesy of Angel Zhong