Adductor Tendinopathy

What is Adductor Tendinopathy?

A common source of groin pain can be adductor tendinopathy. There are five hip adductor muscles: pectineus, adductor brevis and adductor longus (called short adductors) go from the pelvis to the thigh bone and the gracilis and adductor magnus (long adductors) go from the pelvis to the knee. The main function of these adductor muscles is to pull the legs together. They are also used quite a lot in sprinting, playing football, horse riding and hurdling.


Tendon injuries (tendinopathies) are common. They can occur through overuse or as a result of a previous injury without proper rehab to return strength to the muscles, and without correcting movement patterns.
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