Have Medical Questions? Ask a Doctor Online!
Hi, this is Dr Stan, here to help you.Board Certified with 40 years of Patient Care. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.
A muscle strain in the groin area can be painful but not dangerous. If he is over 12, a NSAID such as Ibuprofen or Aleve will help reduce the inflammation and discomfort. Also, warm moist compresses or ice packs (which ever makes him feel better) will also help reduce the discomfort. Unless he is in a great deal of pain, there is no need to rush him to an Orthopedist. I am here to answer any additional questions you may have. Please leave a positive rating of 3-5 stars. This is how I am credited for my response. Thank you and I hope your son feels better soon.
Yes, he can have muscle spasm depending on what he is doing or the position he is in. As long as his leg does not get pale or bluish, or it begins to swell, he should fully recover in about 5-7 days.
He should stay off of it for 1-2 days, and then ambulate normally. I would suggest no running for at least a week.
After several weeks it is possible that he developed a hernia and this is causing the pain and spasm. In this case a visit to the Orthopedist is required. No, he should not have a limp.
Have you taken your son to the Orthopedist?