Adductor Tendinopathy

Adductor Tendinopathy

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What is Adductor tendinopathy ?

Adductor tendinopathy refers to a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the tendons of the adductor muscles, which are located on the inside of the thigh. This condition can occur when the tendons are overused or subjected to repetitive stress, causing them to become damaged and inflamed.


This can occur from a variety of activities or factors, including:

  1. Sports and activities: Participating in sports or activities that involve repetitive movements of the hips, such as running, jumping, kicking, or cutting, can place excessive stress on the adductor muscles and tendons.
  2. Biomechanics and alignment: Poor biomechanics or alignment, such as overpronation of the feet, can also contribute to adductor tendinopathy by placing excess stress on the adductor tendons.
  3. Age and degeneration: As we age, our tendons may become less flexible and more prone to damage, increasing the risk of developing tendinopathy.
  4. Previous injuries: Previous injuries to the adductor muscles or tendons, such as strains or tears, can also increase the risk of developing tendinopathy.

The treatment for adductor tendinopathy typically involves a combination of rest, rehabilitation, and in some cases, medical interventions. The following are some common treatment options:

  1. Rest and modification of activities: Resting the affected area and avoiding activities that aggravate the condition is essential for promoting healing. This may involve modifying training or activity levels or taking time off from sports or activities altogether.

Physical therapy: A physical therapist can design a customized exercise program to help strengthen and stretch the adductor muscles and improve range of motion. They may also use techniques such as ultrasound or massage to promote healing and reduce

  1. Medications: Over-the-counter pain medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help alleviate pain and reduce inflammation.
  2. Injections: In some cases, corticosteroid injections may be recommended to reduce pain and inflammation.

The following are some ways that physiotherapy can help manage adductor tendinopathy:

  1. Pain management: Physiotherapists can use a variety of techniques such as ice or heat therapy, ultrasound, and massage to help reduce pain and inflammation.
  2. Exercise therapy: A physiotherapist can design an exercise program to help strengthen the adductor muscles, improve range of motion, and address any biomechanical issues that may be contributing to the condition.
  3. Manual therapy: Manual therapy techniques such as joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, and stretching can help improve flexibility, reduce pain, and promote healing.
  4. Education and advice: A physiotherapist can provide education on proper training techniques, posture, and ergonomics to help prevent recurrence of the condition.
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