I've been training in Taekwondo for a while now and last year I developed a pain in my groin area that is aggrivated every time I perform kicks above the waist. It also hurts when I stretch towards the splits position and ocassionally aggrivated when I get out of bed or our of a car. Basically whenever I have to open my legs outwards.
Its not a crippling pain but for such a small injury I'm suprised it hasn't gone away after a whole year. I've seen an osteopath and a regular NHS physiotherapist but neither could pinpoint exactly where it is or what is causing the pain. Assuming its a repetative strain injury I've been given exercises to make the muscles on the inside of my legs stronger. However, despite this and going easy during training it hasn't made any difference since last year and I'm worried it maybe a permanent injury.
What I want to know is have their been previous cases where small injuries like this have become permanent and ended peoples martial arts careers?
I can't really afford a private sports therapist which is why I'm relying on the NHS. Are there any specialists that might be able to clarify whats wrong and what I need to do about it?
Asked by marcusphd - 1 answer - 9 years 38 weeks ago