Whether you perform some type of exercise or sporting activity, or you are a person who is doing your daily activities, you can suffer an injury in the adductors. This type of injury can be very painful, to the point that it prevents you from continuing with your daily work. Prevention is better than cure, so the following tips will help you avoid adductor injuries, especially if you are an athlete.
What are adductor injuries?
To begin with, you need to know that the adductors refer to a group of three muscles that are located on the inner thigh of the lower limb. These muscles, along with the pectineus and rectus internus, help the thighs to flex. If you are a runner, for example, you know well that these muscles are essential during your sporting activity. At the same time, that same repetitive motion makes them susceptible to injury.
Now, what are the symptoms of adductor injuries? You will feel pain in the muscle and the pain will go all the way to the groin. The pain may subside when you stop your physical activity. But be careful, because you may also feel a paralyzing pain in the pubic bone that increases when you press your legs inward (resistance). All this can occur due to muscle overload, sudden or abrupt strains, muscle fiber ruptures, sudden movements, etc.
How to prevent adductor injuries?
Warm up beforehand. If you are one of those people who, for example, starts running without warming up beforehand, you are susceptible to this type of adductor injury. On the other hand, if you do specific warm-up exercises for adductors, you will greatly decrease the chance of injury and pain.
Stretch and flex your muscles. In addition to the above, it prevents the muscle fibers from suffering from sudden stretching and soreness. Proper stretching and flexing before and after your physical activity will prevent your adductors from getting injured and prevent you from stopping your activities
Strengthen your adductors. There are exercises to strengthen the adductors and help increase your endurance. At the same time, remember to perform all these exercises gradually and avoid overloading (especially suddenly) your adductor muscles.
Get plenty of rest. Even during your exercise routine, don't wait until you feel crippling or burning pain thinking that "pain is good for activity." Combine intense activity with lighter activity, hydrate properly and rest to avoid muscle fatigue.
Use compression tights for adductors. These are a special type of tights for athletes (and even for everyday activities) that offer support and stability. At the same time, they also help improve blood circulation in the thigh area. Of course, do not forget to consult a sports professional to give you a good diagnosis and suggest the best option for you.
At Solusports we have specific tights to treat and prevent adductor injuries. They are sports tights like Shortystrap that thanks to its elastic straps is ideal for this type of injury, as well as Knapman compression tights. The latter not only protects the adductors, but also protects the hamstrings and quadriceps.
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