I apparently pulled, tore, ruptured, either my adductor magnus or my gracilis. This happened last Sunday as my husband and I were wrestling with a motorcycle engine, trying to get it into the frame. I didn’t feel a thing at the time, but the next day felt a slight tighness in my leg which I, of course, ignored. Went on to do some heavy safety squats that day which felt fine. The next day it felt a little tighter and started to show signs of swelling (no bruising). The odd thing about this is that the pain is not at the insertion. It is almost mid-thigh (medial), closer to my knee than my groin.
So, it’s not a groin pull, and not a knee injury. It hurts when I walk as the injured leg is swung back. It does not seem to be improving an seems to have “spread” slightly down my leg. It does not hurt when I work legs. It does not hurt when I adduct my leg. It hurts in lunging type of movements, especially to the side. There is some localized swelling as I can see an imprint of the seam of my pants in my thigh (and my pants aren’t that tight). I put some tiger balm on it and it feels a little better. Can’t take anti-inflammatories or Tylenol.
So, anyone have any experience with this particular injury. I’ve had a groin pull before from running, but this is much different. I’m thinking I may have to lay off squatting for a week or two (dammit). Any idea how long this puppy will last?