What is the adductor squeeze test?
The adductor squeeze test is used in the diagnosis of groin injuries and for the measurement of adductor muscles strength.
How long does adductor strain take to heal?
Usually, you will be able to return to sports after three to six weeks. If you have torn the adductor muscle between the tendon and bone, which is less common, recovery can take much longer ─ between 10 and 14 weeks.
How do you treat a strained adductor?
Most adductor muscle strains respond to conservative treatment. Initial treatment includes activity modification, which may temporarily include crutches. Ice and anti-inflammatory medication are appropriate for acute muscle strains. As symptoms improve, gentle stretching and strengthening exercises are appropriate.
Are there any special tests used to diagnose an adductor muscle strain?
Are any special tests used to diagnose an adductor muscle strain? Special tests are typically unnecessary. X-rays are almost always negative, but are appropriate in cases in which there is tenderness at the site of bony insertion, or in skeletally immature athletes/patients.
How to tell if you have a strained adductor longus?
A strained adductor longus will often cause tenderness on the upper and inner thigh, close to where this muscle connects to your pubic bone. 2 It is also common to have pain during a resisted adduction test. To try this test, start by lying on your side.
Why is the adductor squeeze test so important?
The adductor squeeze test is used in the diagnosis of groin injuries and for the measurement of adductor muscles strength.  It is important to assess the strength of the adductor muscles, as adductor muscles weakness is an intrinsic risk factor of groin injuries and individuals with adductor muscles weakness are more likely to sustain groin
What kind of injury is an adductor muscle strain?
An adductor muscle strain is an acute injury to the groin muscles on the medial aspect (inside) of the thigh. Although several different muscles can be injured, the most common are the Adductor Longus, Medius, and Magnus, and the Gracilis. Strains reflect tears of the muscle-tendon unit,…