Groin Strain

"How does Orthotics help in Groin Strain Running Injury?

Groin Strain Running Injury TreatmentGroin strain is a painful and seems to be common among rugby players, sprinters and joggers.

Groin strain generally presents a pattern which starts as a mild ache following activity, which is relieved by rest but returns with the next period of activity.

This injury is most usually biomechanical in origin and cause is often limb length difference, where the foot on the anatomically shorter leg pronates longer than the foot of the longer limb. This excessively pronated foot causes the pelvis forward on that side.
When having to contract with that pelvis listing to one side, they now have to twist from origin to insertion and they have to work harder.

Treatment: Restore good functional biomechanics by limiting pronation of the foot to within normal limits. This will resolve the twist in the leg and reduce some of the effects of limb length difference by correcting the functional element.

Orthoses: will achieve this effect and will also straighten the pelvis to a certain extent. Small heel raise can be added to the Orthoses to compensate for the discrepancy of the limb length on the shorter side.

       Shin splints

The posterior tibial is the muscle most commonly affected of all the posterior medial muscles. Its main actions are to decelerate pronation around the oblique axis of the midtarsal joint, and also to decelerate the internal rotation and forward momentum of the tibia.

A runner can stress this muscle because running prolongs the amount of pronation in the gait cycle. If the shin splints syndrome is due to a mechanical disorder producing abnormal pronation, fatigue of the muscle leads to less shock absorption.

Treatment: Orthotic to reposition the subtalar joint will be necessary, sporting activity should be stopped until patient be able to walk without pain, and muscle should then be iced and stretched.