What can I do to help my recovery from a groin strain?

The first step to help recover from a groin strain is adequate rest to allow the body to begin its natural healing process. In addition, ice can be used within the first 24 hours to help reduce inflammation. After pain and inflammation have subsided, you may need to incorporate some stretching and strengthening exercises to help regain flexibility and strength around your pelvis. Some flexibility exercises for your inner thighs (groin) and hip flexors include ball inner thigh stretch and kneeling hip stretch. Some great strengthening exercises will be the ball bridge, plank, side lying leg raise, and single leg balance. These exercises will help strengthen your core and hips and may help prevent future groin strains.

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