Groin Strains - Help!!
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08-19-2005, 10:06 AM
Join Date: Aug 2005
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For the 2nd week running I've gone and strained my groin.
However this time I've realised how I've done it. It's something to do with when I take a slap shot, so obviously I'm doing something wrong. (I've only been playin hockey for a few months now) I shoot left and strain my groin at the top of my left leg, so hopefully that should give you some clues as to what I'm doing wrong.
I'd be grateful for any advice on how I can avoid doing this next week.
*I am not a doctor* but, if you've strained it twice in two weeks, STOP PRACTICING YOUR SLAPSHOT - you're only reinjuring yourself. Since you're new to the game, your injury is probably a result of your body not being used to twisting and pulling in new directions - not necessarily poor form.
Get yourself to a sports physiotherapist NOW (bonus points if your physio knows about hockey). Your physio should be able to give you some stretches and exercises to strengthen the areas most stressed.
And as a hockey aside, the big slapshot looks sexy, but a good quick wristshot is far, far superior.
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