Any tips on how to compete with a slight groin strain?

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    Jul 23, 2009 12:10 AM GMT
    I'm going to be competing in soccer for the OutGames in Copenhagen next week. It's going to be a hectic schedule with a minimum of 5 matches in 4 days.

    Thing is I have a niggling groin strain and was wondering if anyone had any tips on how it get myself in competitive shape. I kind of have to play as much as I can as i'm the captain of my team.

    Tips much appreciated!
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    Jul 23, 2009 6:16 AM GMT
    Groin strains aren't something you want to mess with!!!! Trust me on that!!!! I've had nagging problems for the past year on a groin strain that I didn't let fully heal when I injured it.

    You need to baby the hell out of it between now and then. I'd probably consult a sports medicine physician. You could also go see a massage therapist and tell both of them you think a tight psoas might be contributing to it. See what they have to say. You can choose to step back now, and do what needs to be done or you can be sidelined without a choice which sucks.

    Good luck on everything...the injury, the games and everything.

    I repeat do not mess with that injury!!!!
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    Jul 23, 2009 6:19 AM GMT
    Hopefully, this page may help you out:

    http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/sprainsstrains/a/groinstrain_2.htm

    Good luck and I hope it works out!
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    Jul 23, 2009 11:18 PM GMT
    Runninchlt saidGroin strains aren't something you want to mess with!!!! Trust me on that!!!! I've had nagging problems for the past year on a groin strain that I didn't let fully heal when I injured it.

    You need to baby the hell out of it between now and then. I'd probably consult a sports medicine physician. You could also go see a massage therapist and tell both of them you think a tight psoas might be contributing to it. See what they have to say. You can choose to step back now, and do what needs to be done or you can be sidelined without a choice which sucks.

    Good luck on everything...the injury, the games and everything.

    I repeat do not mess with that injury!!!!


    Listen to ^that one^

    He knows what he's talking about.
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    Jul 24, 2009 4:12 AM GMT
    You may have the beginning of a hernia. I had a bilateral hernia operation once and I remember experiencing groin pain before it occurred. If you notice some bulging and if it goes away when you lie back then you could have a hernia.
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    Jul 24, 2009 4:44 AM GMT
    I agree, don't play if you have an injury. I know it sux that you're at the OutGames with an injury, but you run the serious risk of doing more damage to yourself and putting you out for even longer.