I have recently developed some pain in my groin that I can't seem to get rid of. I did a powerlifting meet back in july and went 507/341/518 raw in the 181's with it starting to hurt some during that time. Of course, being a powerlifter I worked through it for a long time but it has slowly gotten worse and I have had to admit to myself that it will either be a lagging injury for an extended period of time or I need to take some time off from squatting and pulling to let it heal. I need any extra advice anyone has for trying to make my recovery time shorter.
Things that hurt it the worst are any variation of squatting and any pulling from the floor or a deficit. For two weeks in a row I have done heavy SLD's and leg extensions. I hadn't used the leg extension in over four years. I feel that I can comfortably do heavy SLD's and lockouts at the knee level with almost no pain. Squatting the bar causes me to feel a pull in that area.
Should I be regularly taking ibuprofen? Should I be stretching any? Should I just lay off and do nothing for a little while? I know a simple 2 weeks of isn't going to do the trick. What are some other exercises anyone has done with this pain? All one leg and multi-joint things are off the table for a while. Thank for any input from the veteran lifters.