The adductor muscle in the thigh can suffer strain or injury, making movement difficult and forcing you to stay in bed. We list easy pain management tips to deal with it.
Every person has undergone some amount of muscular pain at some point in time. The pain can be quite acute when the major muscles in the body are affected. The adductor muscle, which is the biggest muscle in the thigh, can become painful and sore due to localised tearing, or internal bruising owing to exercise, or sudden shift in activity, or repeated exertion.
What is the cause of the muscle pain?
You first need to check what has caused the adductor muscle to hurt or swell. Is wrong form during exercise the culprit? Did you pull it when you went sprinting? Is it just a strain or pull, or has the muscle torn? Wrong or excessive exercise, or any activity that strains the adductor muscle, must be stopped at once.
Your doctor can run an X-ray or scan to determine the cause of the muscle pain. Hereafter, you can follow the doctor’s advice on pain management for the prescribed amount of time.
And here’s how you can care for it at home:
* Protect the muscle and rest it.
The first thing to do is to protect the adductor muscle from further strain. Once you have identified the cause of the muscle pain, you can ensure that you do not repeat that same activity. Protect the muscle fibres and surrounding tendons by padding the area with cotton, and then taping the pad in place with medical tape or a bandage. Do not move around or walk during this time – sit in a comfortable seat and let the muscle heal.
* Ice it thrice a day.
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