Adductor Injury

Gilmore’s Groin & Hernia Clinic

An adductor strain, commonly found amongst sportsmen and women, occurs when there is a forced push off or if the leg is taken forcefully out to the side. If surgery is required, your consultant will guide you through the process and the rehabilitation program towards your recovery.

What happens during your appointment?

When you attend your initial appointment, your consultant surgeon will ask you to discuss your medical history. This involves asking questions about how the injury occurred and what symptoms you are experiencing.

You will also be asked about your general health, any previous operations or illnesses you may have had, any medications you take and whether you have any allergies.

Treatment options

  • Minor and moderate tears usually respond to adductor exercises and physiotherapy. Most strains will settle without an operation.
  • Patients with severe adductor (muscle) tears usually require adductor tenotomy (division of tendon) or release.
    40% of patients diagnosed with Gilmore’s Groin also have torn adductors, which may also require surgery.

What are the symptoms you may have?

Should you experience any of the following symptoms, you should get yourself checked:

  • Tightness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Redness
  • Sudden sharp pains (this may escalate depending on the severity of the tear)
  • Pain caused while stretching
  • Discomfort while walking or moving

Meet our clinic team

Learn about your consultant surgeons, specialist sports and exercise medicine and the rest of the multi-disciplinary team that will be a part of your recovery journey.

Arrange an appointment with a consultant

108 Harley Street

108 Harley Street, London, W1G 7ET

+44 (0)207 563 1234