A groin pull is a strain injury from putting too much stress on muscles in the thigh and groin. If these muscles are tensed too forcefully or too suddenly, they can get over-stretched or torn. This injury is common in people who play sports that require a lot of running and jumping.

You may:

  • Feel pain and tenderness in the groin and inside of the thigh, especially when you bring your legs together or raise your knee
  • Have a popping or snapping feeling during the injury


Typical treatment is more likely to include anti-inflammatory medications, compression and physical therapy. A complete tear of the muscle may require surgical repair.

Orthopaedics at Main Line Health offers convenient locations throughout the Philadelphia region. Our orthopaedic experts quickly evaluate, diagnose and develop a personalized treatment plan for orthopaedic injuries, like groin pulls.

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Some orthopaedic conditions are first treated with non-surgical procedures followed by surgery as the next step.

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