Jun 7, 2021

Physiosports Case Study 💫 (sound on 🔊)

40 yo Mr Hafez presented with groin pain after kicking a long range ball during soccer. He was able to walk with pain score 3/10 but could not squat, cross his leg, or sit on a hard or low surface. Sitting in a car was also uncomfortable with stops and turns. He tried to self manage but came to us when there was no improvement in symptoms after 1 week. 😔

On examination, there was bruising and swelling of the adductor muscles group with tenderness to touch at the muscles origin and pain score 8/10. Resisted adduction caused pain 6/10 and there was loss in strength. The impression was a grade II adductor muscle tear. 💥

The adductor muscles group make up the inner thigh with the function of pulling the thighs together, rotating the thigh inwards, as well as providing stability for the hip/pelvis region. 🦵

These muscles are commonly injured in sports whereby there is a rapid change in direction and a strong eccentric contraction of the muscles such as kicking a ball during soccer. ⚽️

Our initial treatment to manage pain and inflammation consisted of:
1️⃣ Ultrasound therapy
2️⃣ Interferential current
3️⃣ Kinesio taping
4️⃣ Utilizing the P.O.L.I.C.E. protocol - protect joint, optimal loading, ice compression (with our Game Ready Med4 Elite machine), elevation

With improvement in his symptoms, we were able to start with:
5️⃣ Soft tissue massage and
6️⃣ Shockwave therapy to reduce muscle spasm, break up adhesions and promote tissue healing

7️⃣ A home exercise programme was also prescribed to start strengthening the adductors and prevent deconditioning of other muscles groups.

Stay tuned to follow Mr Hafez on his rehab journey.

If you or someone you know is having difficulty getting better after injury, PM or call us at 62620970📞 to arrange an appointment!

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