When the Ice doesn’t work

Question time back today

 

It’s from Saifali

 

Turns out the big fella has been getting some pain around the groin area

 

This is what he’s asked

 

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Hi Ross

 

I had a quick question regarding a pain in my right groin (left arm bowler) for about a week now whenever I bowl I feel a slight pain in my groin but is bearable and I bowl through and then today after the session I found it hard to walk very sharp pain.

 

I iced it but not much help.

 

Any advice or help

 

Thanks

 

Saifali

 

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Good question

 

Ice is still the go to for most people when they pick up an injury, but its not always the best thing to do

 

Of course we all get told the old adage of RICE

 

Rest, Ice, Compressions, Elevation

 

And as a general rule of thumb this isn’t bad

 

But there is a caveat

 

It will work best with a muscular injury

 

And if you’re doing it and its not helping then it’s probably not a muscular thing

 

There is a chance it could be a neural pain coming from the back and it coming out in the groin area

 

In this sort of case icing won’t make a difference at the point of pain

 

Some other things you can do to see if the pain is neural or not is do some power work at the site of pain.

 

So some adductor plank or slide would give you a good indication. If they are a no no then it very well could be muscular, but if you can do them it’s time to look around

 

Start to explore the back, motor control etc, see if there is an issue around the disks, check mobility ranges

 

Just hitting the ice time and again even when it’s not working will get you nowhere fast

 

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Dewsy