Can You Hurt The Adductor Muscles Riding A Bicycle



How do I know if I injured my adductor?

Pain and tenderness in the groin and the inside of the thigh.

What does a strained adductor muscle feel like?

Pain and tenderness in the groin and the inside of the thigh. Pain when you bring your legs together. Pain when you raise your knee. A popping or snapping feeling during the injury, followed by severe pain.

Can cycling cause inner thigh pain?

It should also be noted that you can also have inside thigh pain and upper inner thigh pain if you keep a lousy posture during cycling. An example of a wrong position is reaching out too far to the bars.

How long does it take for adductor muscles to heal?

Usually, you will be able to return to sports after three to six weeks. If you have torn the adductor muscle between the tendon and bone, which is less common, recovery can take much longer ─ between 10 and 14 weeks.

How long does it take to heal a strained adductor muscle?

Most strains start to improve within 10-14 days, and continue to improve over many months. A severe strain may require crutches for several weeks and take a longer recovery period. Some patients will continue to struggle with mild chronic symptoms of pain for more than 6 months.

How do you recover from adductor strain?

Cryotherapy. Cryotherapy, or cold therapy, is a proven method for reducing pain and inflammation in the soft tissues. Cold reduces inflammation, which can help with pain and support a quicker recovery. In fact, the faster you can apply cold to the injured area, the quicker your groin strain recovery may be.

How do you treat adductor pain?

The initial management of an adductor injury should include protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation (PRICE). Painful activities should be avoided. The use of crutches during the first few days may be indicated to relieve pain.

How serious is an adductor strain?

Sudden movements usually trigger an acute groin strain, such as kicking, twisting to change direction while running, or jumping. Athletes are most at risk for this injury. Groin strains usually aren’t serious, although a severe strain may take a long time to recover from.

What causes adductor pain?

Adductor strain is a common cause of groin injury and pain among athletes. Risk factors include previous hip or groin injury, age, weak adductors, muscle fatigue, decreased range of motion, and inadequate stretching of the adductor muscle complex.

Is it OK to ride a bike with a groin strain?

People trying to maintain fitness following a groin strain can usually manage training by cycling or swimming, but breaststroke should be avoided as the movements involved place stress on the groin area. Running on a treadmill or along flat paths also works well.