Groin / Thigh
The main muscle groups working around the groin and thigh are the hamstrings (back of the thigh), the gluteal muscles (in the buttock), the quadriceps (front of the thigh) and the abductors (inner thigh). Injuries to these are fairly common in sports activities as they provide a lot of power to the lower limb.
- Always warm up/cool down and stretch thoroughly before taking part in any physical or sporting activity in order to reduce to the lower limb.
- Always stretch the inner thigh, as well as the back and front thoroughly, before taking part in any physical or sporting activity. This will reduce the risk of injury.
- Try to keep your body weight within normal limits for your your height as excessive body weight can aggravate hip pain caused by conditions like arthritis.