Adductor Muscle Tear or Strain Information

Adductor Muscle Tear or Strain


The muscles that draw the leg inwards (adduct the hip joint) are: adductor longus, adductor magnus, adductor brevis, gracilis and pectineus. Each of these muscles arises from the pubic bone.

Anatomy: Leg - Injury: Adductor Muscle Tear or Strain Information

Mechanism of Injury

  • Overstretching of one or all of the adductor muscles, eg. sudden change of direction or pivot.


  • Sudden momentary stabbing pain in the groin region during activity.
  • Local bleeding can cause swelling and bruising, which may not appear until a few days after the injury has occurred.
  • If the muscle cannot contract there is reason to suspect a total rupture.
  • When the rupture is in the muscle-tendon junction a defect can be felt at the site of the injury.


Please consult with your medical professional for a complete diagnosis and treatment plan.

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