How To Tape Your Groin With KT Tape (And Where to Buy it)

There are certain sports that are notorious for groin strains. For myself it is softball. For others, it can be soccer, hockey or football.

The times that I have injured my groin it is when I haven’t warmed up properly and don’t hit it very well.

I have to sprint like anything to try to make it to first base and some part of my groin cannot survive through that burst of energy without getting hurt.

What exactly is a groin strain?

A groin strain can happen in sports, or other activities, where sudden movement or change of direction happens.

If you have pain along the inner thigh and especially right where the muscle connects to the pelvic bone it is possible that you have a groin strain.

To confirm this though we recommend that you see a health professional.

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It is caused by a tear or rupture to one of the adductor muscles.

For immediate relief for a groin strain it is a good idea to ice the area.

There are three different grades of a groin strain:

What kind of tape to use for a groin strain?

The best tape to use for a groin strain is KT tape.

Just because you have taped it up and it feels better, does not mean you should be running around. Plenty of rest is needed if you want to make a full recovery.

How to tape your groin with KT Tape

KT Tape can help to treat a groin strain by providing support and stability to the muscles.

The best idea is to watch this KT Tape groin video as it much easier to explain with a demonstration compared to written instructions.

If you have a groin strain remember to give it plenty of rest. Don’t return to sport too soon as it can take several weeks to repair properly.

Make sure you see your medical professional for advice prior to any kind of treatment.

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