If you are a baseball or softball player experiencing groin pain, it can be challenging to treat depending on the severity and how long you have waited to receive treatment. Groin pain during throwing in baseball players is a common problem and can be caused by a variety of factors. One of the most common causes of groin pain during throwing is an injury to the hip or groin muscles or tendons. This can occur due to overuse, improper technique, or sudden movements during throwing.
Other possible causes of groin pain during throwing in baseball players include:
- Hip impingement: This occurs when there is abnormal contact between the ball and socket of the hip joint, causing pain in the groin area.
- Core muscle injury: Also known as a sports hernia, this is a tear in the soft tissue of the lower abdominal or groin area, causing pain during twisting or turning movements.
- Adductor strain: This is a tear or strain in the muscles on the inside of the thigh, causing pain in the groin area.
Weak muscles can cause spasms, resulting in prolonged tension and strain on the groin muscles. Tight muscles can cause separation in your pubic synthesis, which can create a host of problems. To assess your groin pain, we will will start by evaluating your range of motion, including functional movements like squats, lunges, and single-leg squats. We will also observe your throwing and batting motions to check for any inefficiencies.
After assessing your range of motion, we will rule out any other potential sources of pain, such as back problems or restrictions in the lower extremities. We will then muscle test and check your nerves to develop a solid diagnosis based on your symptoms.
Once we have a clear diagnosis, we will create a comprehensive treatment plan based on your specific needs and goals. Treatment may include chiropractic manipulation, massage therapy, and rehab and activity modification to prevent future pain and injuries.
If you are tired of dealing with groin pain, don't hesitate to give us a call, we will work with you to get you back on the field as soon as possible!