October 3, 2008 10:11 PM Subscribe
YANMD: Self-diagnosed high-groin sprain. Chronic for more than six weeks, further aggravated when I tripped in the airport today. It seems that the negative stress of catching myself completely tweaked it. 39yo Caucasian male
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (5 answers total)
When in a seated position I can’t lift my foot off the ground. The pain extends into front, even outside of my hip. I can extend the lower leg. The pain seems to go down my leg, especially the inside. With my feet in front of me it is painful if I try to bring my knees together or apart. Lifting my leg with my hand and moving it is not as painful but neither is it pain-free.
I am not in a po$ition to see a physician and after similarly exacerbating this lingering injury last week it felt significantly better after a third day of rest. I’m not sure what a physician could do for me. But, this feels worse than last week.
Although I ride my bike as a sole means of transportation <40 miles a week I don't believe it is a 'sports' injury.
Would heat or ice help?
To what degree might I be danger of permanent damage?
What type of exam would could best diagnose the problem?
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