July 2011 i injured my groin, it was my fault i had rapidly increased my running but boy do i regret it now.
at the time went to local well renowned sports physio- he was light hearted about it, gave me electric laser treatment and used metal scraper implements to promote healing and said i would be back running in 2 weeks.
Same low dull ache any time i tried a small light run. Could walk ok, and minimal aggravation if i use an exercise bike to keep fitness up.
As it wasnt getting better he referred me for ultrasound-didnt show up anything abnormal, and then i saw a consultant specialist who sent me for MRI scan - waiting weeks/months for each appointment all the while all i am doing is exercise bike.
I have the MRI which the specialist says shows 'stress changes at the adductor insertions', he thinks this is good news and recommends further conservative treatment.
Back to physio - he now gets me doing resistance band drill for a month which i stick to. No improvement.
Physio then refers me to a podiatrist who i saw 3 weeks ago. He gets me doing rotational luges, balancing on each leg and a hip flexor stretch. On advice from a poster on here i also started doing core stability work - planks,sideplanks, bridges etc.
I notice a difference to my abs but the same low vague dull ache continues at my right groin!!!Aaaargh. To be fair to the podiatrist i thought that doing his exercises had initially helped but the pain seems to have just come back - possibly due to upping resistance levels on exercise bike on 1 gym session. Next time i see him in 2 weeks he says he hopes to analyse my gait and fit me with orthodics as he thinks i may have slight functional diference in leg length as i throw my right leg out a bit when i run.
Now 9 months since i last ran and really going up the walls. Why have i been to all these professionals and no improvement has occurred (not say a drain on my finely balanced finances). Am i likely to ever run again?? Is it not true that the longer the injury remains the harder it is to repair?? Im male, eary 30's btw.
Any advice appreciated