I had the same thing happen. For me it was matter of squatting with a more narrow stance. Until it heals up, you might be able to get away with front squat, hack squat, etc. If it causes pain, don't do it. Seriously.
If you read the thread, you'd see that I created it yesterday but spoke to a specialist this morning and saw a chiropractor today.Quote:
if you taolkd to specialits, why are you asking us for advice?
See your MD - Ask about anti-inflam treatments. That with rest and streching (physical therapy) is your fastest route to recovery provided there is no major injury.
It's a groin strain
uhh Keith....It's a groin strain.
I've had what may be the same problem. Indeed I still have the same problem, and it is now essential that I take certain precautions to ensure the problem doesn't interfere with my squatting. It's a pain that can be particularly sharp when you hit the bottom of the squat, particularly if you go wide, as you stated, am I right?
It could be a combination of the following:
-Inactive glutes. Weak or inactive glute that force muscles of the hip and groin area, particularly the hip flexor muscles, to overcompensate (I think it may be psoas major or minor that were hurting in my case, but I don't know).
-Tight hamstrings. I don't know, but tight hamstrings seem to cause a lot of problems just about everywhere.
-Overall lack of hip flexibility or mobility.
-Have you a history of low back pain. My groin started to hurt shortly after a low back injury, which is connected with the last two points.
Things that have helped me remedy the problem:
-Glute activation work. Do glute bridges every day, and particularly before a lower body session. Do a few sets of 15 just to get the glutes firing. I dunno I think it has helped me.
-Do BW squats and lunes every day. This can help keep the hips mobile etc.
-Static stretches. Don't neglect these, they can help. I do static hip stretches everyday, where you lie on your back and pull your knee up to the adjacent shoulder for each side.
-Simply adopting a squat position whenever you can. Initially you can use something for balance.
-Stretch those hamstrings.
-Hard pressure work on your groin area. By hard pressure I mean like foam rolling, but maybe with something else, because frankly trying to foam roal your groin makes you look like a dismembered ant. Rather, try a hard tennis ball, or even just your fist. It seems to work for me.
Seriously if I don't do at least some of the above for at least 3-4 days leading up to my squat session, the I know it's gonna be a painful session.
I hope that helps.