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Groin strains are painful and unfortunately have a very slow healing time. This is partially because the injury happens on a part of the body that is very hard not to use; unless you plan on sitting it out for up to a few months at a time, you’re going to need to be careful with your movements in order not to redo the injury.
Stretches during and after intense physical activity can help prevent this painful strain. These exercises are effective for keeping an injury at bay, but can also be used as part of a strain treatment plan. Always talk to your doctor before doing any exercises or stretches, expecially if you are working around an injury.
Read the entire Treatment Plan to learn more about what you can do to help speed the recovery of a pulled groin.
Here are a few of the best inner thigh stretches to prevent injuries
Standing Inner Thigh – This move increases your lateral mobility.
Seated Hip – This is an excellent move to help maintain hip mobility.
Windshield Wipers – A move for the torso, inner, and outer leg that keeps you flexible. Also tones obliques.
Deep Glute Stretch – Great for keeping hamstrings and glutes loose despite a pulled muscle in this area (if you already have an injury).
Hold each of the positions for 20-60 seconds. Always use slow, gentle movements when doing these exercises and never force a range of motion that causes discomfort.
Make sure that you are warmed up before performing these exercises by doing at least ten full minutes of light cardio before you attempt them. Allowing the muscles to get warm prior to a full-on workout is a very important part of helping to prevent strains.