The groin usually refers to the following area: from the hip to the upper leg. The following are the common groin injuries: groin strain, hernias, stress fractures, and avulsion fractures.
Groin strain is the most common injury. It often affects the adductor muscles. The adductor muscles are located at the inner thigh. When the adductor muscles are excessively stretched, minor muscle tears often occur, causing groin pain and swelling.
The common symptoms include: acute pain, swelling, bruising, hamstring discomfort. Resting and ice packs can often alleviate the pain and swelling. Avoid aggravating activities, and if necessary, seek medical help.