A manual therapy technique for chronic adductor-related groin pain in athletes: a case series.

Weir A, Veger SA, Van de Sande HB, Bakker EW, de Jonge S, Tol JL

The objective was to retrospectively examine whether a manual therapy technique is effective in the treatment of chronic adductor-related groin pain in athletes. The technique is described as 'one hand is used to control the tension in the adductor muscles and the other hand is used to move the hip into abduction and external rotation'. 30 patients were treated with this flowing, circular motion that is proposed to stretch the adductor muscle group. The movement is repeated three times in one treatment session.  83% reported a good or excellent satisfaction, 90% had resumed sport and the pain score for during or after activity decreased significantly after the treatment.

This manual therapy treatment might be a promising treatment for chronic adductor-related groin pain in athletes.

Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 2008 Aug 5, online article ahead of press

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