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Adductors/Inner Thigh/Groin

This region is home to the adductor muscles (magnus, longus, and brevis), the sartorious muscle and the gracilis. It is also home the Pes Anserine.

How To Use This Site:

Below are the 5 parts of the self treatment system including self muscle massage, mobilization techniques, stretching, kinesiology taping and strengthening. Before you get to those, here are some posts to help you put all of the pieces together.

Part One - how to determine which massage, mobilization and stretching techniques you should use.

  1. Muscle Sprains/Strains
  2. Tendon Injuries (specific guidance for tendon injuries in the lower body here)
  3. Muscle Spasms, Knots, Trigger Points
  4. Overuse Injuries (specific guidance for overuse injuries in the lower body here including normal range of motion + muscle pairs)

Part Two- adding kinesiology taping to your self treatment program. Advice for each of the four injury types listed above.

Self Treatment System

Part 1. Self Muscle Massage.

1) Blog post with anatomy review, video and picture demonstration of self muscle release techniques for the adductors/inner thigh using a foam roller and tennis ball. Click here.

Part 2.Mobilizations.

1) Blog post on how to mobilize the adductor muscles using resistance band. Click here.

Part 3. Stretching.

1) Blog post on beginner, intermediate and advanced stretches for the inner thigh/adductors. Click here.

2) Adductor stretch (video). Click here. (this is part of a post on IT Band Syndrome)

Part 4. Kinesiology tape.

1) Taping application for the pes anserine (common insertion of the adductors/hamstrings/sartorious muscles) on the inside of the knee). Click here.

2) Taping application for an adductor strain/pulled groin. Click here.

Part 5. Strengthening. Coming soon.

Specific Injuries

No information available for this region. Yet. :)