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How long should I rest a groin pull?

How Long to Rest a Groin Pull?

I am 34 years old and have worked up to running about 30 miles per week for the past year. Four weeks ago I sustained a groin pull while riding my motorcycle. It was sore for a week but I continued to run on it until it finally became too painful. I rested for 7 days (no activity at all) and then started back by walking 10 minutes on a treadmill a few days a week.

To make a long story short, it's been four weeks and I'm not better. I tried a light
jog after three weeks and set myself back. I'm concerned about the time it's taking because everything I've read says after seven days I should be on the mend. I don't want another unnecessary trip to the doctor if it's not uncommon to take this long to heal, but I wonder if perhaps I should be worried. Is there possibly more going on that requires
additional evaluation?

Julia Chesney
Olympia, WA


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