Given that groin pulls can be painful and debilitating, the best advice is to prevent them. You should:
- Always warm up your legs and groin muscles before physical activity. A light jog or other activities to increase body temperature have been shown to reduce risk of muscle stains.
- Wear shoes with good support that fit well.
- Always increase the intensity of your physical activity slowly — no more than a 10% increase a week.
- Stop exercising if you feel pain or tightness in your groin or the inside of your thigh.
- Do regular strengthening exercises for your thigh muscles, especially if you’ve had a groin pull before.
Groin injuries can result from added stress due to weakness elsewhere. If involved you’re in athletics and you have a history of groin injuries, ask your medical professional about activities that can help reduce your risk.