Adductor Stretch FAQ
Before we get into adductor stretches, let me answer some of the most common questions surrounding the hip adductor muscles.
How do you tell if you have tight adductors?
The most common symptom of tight adductor muscles is pain in the groin or upper and inner thigh. At first, the pain may be sharp and localized. But over time, it tends to get dull and more widespread.
What causes tight adductors?
Tight adductors and pulled groins are typically caused by overuse or sudden lateral movements. This strain is most common in sports like hockey and soccer, where athletes make abrupt sideways movements with their thighs.
However, tight adductors can happen to anyone, especially if you’re starting a new exercise program or training your legs more frequently than usual.
What happens when adductors are tight?
Tight adductors may limit your range of motion in movements where your thighs move apart. And they will also weaken your ability to squeeze your thighs together.
Practically speaking, you would notice pain and reduced performance in activities where you use your legs. So it’s essential to stretch your adductors for maximum performance and prevention of future strains.