Somewhere along our sporting careers, we've all experienced some sort of groin related injury such as Osteitis Pubis (OP) - an injury caused by repetitive stress to the muscles over the pelvis, hip and groin area.
For the best possible chance of a speedy recover, it's important to follow these 4 steps when an injury does occur:
1. Take a break
When you start to feel pain in your groin and inner thighs, the inflammation has begun to occur. At this point, it is necessary for you to cease exercising. Applying more pressure to this area by continuing to work out aggravate the injury and the pain.
2. Apply ice
In order to reduce pain and inflammation, apply ice over the affected area as soon as you can. This will also help to reduce any swelling that may be occurring. In order to avoid ice burns, do not put ice directly onto your skin. You should instead place the ice or ice pack in a damp towel first. Use the ice for as long as it takes for your injury to be in a comfortable state.
3. See a medical professional
It’s impossible to self-diagnose Osteitis Pubis. As with any pain you experience, it is important to see a medical professional. A doctor will be able to perform the necessary tests and make a proper diagnosis for you. They will then be able to offer you with treatment plans.
4. Wear supportive compression
The CORETECH™ range of Supacore compression have been engineered and body mapped to replicate the body’s own deep stability system by providing optimal placement of external compressive forces throughout the pelvis and core. They're the ideal solution to help you bounce back quickly from an injury. With a 100 day money back guarantee, you really have nothing to loose.