During the acute phase of an adductor strain, active adduction range of motion and manual resistance to adduction will increase the client/patient’s pain.
The most common tight adductor symptom – also known as a groin pull – is pain in the medial thigh at the site of the strain.
An adductor strain, also known as a groin pull in lay terms, is a strain of the musculature that does adduction of the thigh at the hip joint.
Self care for chronic Achilles tendon disorder includes heat and stretching to prevent tight muscle tone, myofascial trigger points, and fascial adhesions.
Manual therapy for a chronic Achilles tendon disorder is aimed at decreasing plantarflexor tightness and breaking up excessive fascial adhesion scar tissue.
The most common symptom of Achilles’ tendinitis is pain at the Achilles tendon. Pain is usually not present at rest, but will be evident upon palpation.
Achilles tendinitis involves swelling of the tendon; Achilles tendinosus involves tendon degeneration. Achilles bursitis involves swelling of the bursa.
Achilles tendinitis most often occurs due to overuse of the gastrocnemius and soleus contracting to plantarflex the ankle joint.
Self-care for golfer’s elbow should include heat followed by frequent stretching of the hand and fingers into extension. Ice is used if swelling is present.
A good protocol for manual therapy for golfer’s elbow involves fascial spreading, longitudinal and cross fiber strokes, and pin and stretch technique.