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jmborr
01-28-2012, 09:32 AM
I have a minor pain in the right adductor when squatting/leg-press. I found that pressing with my hand in the area while doing leg presses helped, so I thought maybe a compression bandage would do the trick. Please let me know if anybody came about the same problem, and if you used some other remedy.

TheIronMaster
01-28-2012, 09:45 AM
Pain is usually an indicator something is injured. I would let it heal before working legs again.

freebirdmac
01-28-2012, 10:15 AM
I agree! Let it heal! That could turn into a first rate groin pull. Not something you want!

jmborr
01-28-2012, 11:27 AM
I understand your replies and that would be the right thing to do. However, I spent one month without hitting the gym and made no difference when I came back. The only outcome were I grew a nice 'n round belly during that month and went down in all my lifts.
So you may call me unreasonable, but I'll stick to the gym for now.

freebirdmac
01-28-2012, 12:16 PM
I understand your replies and that would be the right thing to do. However, I spent one month without hitting the gym and made no difference when I came back. The only outcome were I grew a nice 'n round belly during that month and went down in all my lifts.
So you may call me unreasonable, but I'll stick to the gym for now.

None of us like missing gym time. But you can work around injuries while rehabbing. If you feel it on leg press try different foot positions. Closer in and lower may help. Also make sure your knees don't collapse in. Smith squats, zercher squats, and front squats may also work. Certainly leg extensions and ham curls are fine. The point is you are better off finding exercises that you can do without pain. Using the adductor machine, carefully, may help with rehab. But that can't really start until the pain goes away.

Having had 3 groin pulls you really don't want one. Right now you can train. Get a groin pull and you won't be able to do any lower body work.

jmborr
01-30-2012, 07:21 AM
None of us like missing gym time. But you can work around injuries while rehabbing. If you feel it on leg press try different foot positions. Closer in and lower may help. Also make sure your knees don't collapse in. Smith squats, zercher squats, and front squats may also work. Certainly leg extensions and ham curls are fine. The point is you are better off finding exercises that you can do without pain. Using the adductor machine, carefully, may help with rehab. But that can't really start until the pain goes away.

Having had 3 groin pulls you really don't want one. Right now you can train. Get a groin pull and you won't be able to do any lower body work.

I'll sure look onto those exercises, thanks for the advice!

BrotherWolf
01-30-2012, 07:51 AM
I have a minor pain in the right adductor when squatting/leg-press. I found that pressing with my hand in the area while doing leg presses helped, so I thought maybe a compression bandage would do the trick. Please let me know if anybody came about the same problem, and if you used some other remedy.


Yes most definitely compression is very helpful
and I am of the opposite opinion in regard to rest
after the initial injury follow the RICE protocol (Rest,Ice,Compression,Elevation)
about 48 hrs after the injury the pain should decrease as the injury is starting to heal , well this is when you can start rehab which pretty much in this case is squatting with light weight or even just body weight
you are trying to avoid excessive formation of scar tissue by stretching and breaking up the fascia and by circulating fresh blood through it .

Sitting around waiting for the pain to go away will allow scar tissue to build up , this creates a weak spot in the muscle belly which might cause more serious damage later....

GnomusMaximus
01-30-2012, 08:00 AM
I once had a tear/seperation in my groin. I was initially going to have it repaired but was able to work through it by wearing an old oversized squat suit for a few months. Sort of like a double thick compression short. However I did this under the supervision of a physician so i would not recommend it unless your MD. is Ok with it.

BrotherWolf
01-30-2012, 08:02 AM
I understand your replies and that would be the right thing to do. However, I spent one month without hitting the gym and made no difference when I came back. The only outcome were I grew a nice 'n round belly during that month and went down in all my lifts.
So you may call me unreasonable, but I'll stick to the gym for now.

Ahh .. I missed this .....

obviously you waited too long to go back to the gym .... and now you have major scar tissue built up , a minor strain like that should take just 2-3 weeks to heal if treated properly
sitting around waiting for the pain to go away is not good treatment ..
now you have one option deep tissue massage , if you see a specialist they can administer that and break up that clump of scar tissue.

You have to stretch and squatting is probably one of the best ways but it's gonna be painful you just have to deal with it , squat with a very wide stance and narrow it as you get better..

find a good chiro that can do this

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