To anyone who is familiar with sports physiology.. or to anyone who has been injured
Did a higher than normal roundhouse kick last week and felt an electric-type jolt in my inner thigh muscles near the groin. The pain was there on day 1, but only if I used those muscles (i.e. kicked high roundhouses). Front kicks and other kicks still worked without any pain. Pain subsided on day 2 and the days that followed. There were little instances during the first couple of days when I'd feel the weird sort of pain when I'd remove my shoe or when I would twist to the side while lying down (basically when I am angled oddly).
Went to the family doctor on Day 2 and was asked a few questions:
consistent pain - no
excruciating pain - no. but when I'd stretch those particular set of muscles, there is some sort of semi-sharp pain that doesn't linger
pain that appears all of a sudden - no
He also let me do two things. One was to clench my thighs together, but I didn't feel any pain. Another was to lie down with my knees up and to clench a notebook between them. No pain as well. He gave me ibuprofen and told me to avoid any strenuous activity for 5 days. I extended it to a week, because my training was a week away.
Did stretching/warm-ups plus the whole kicking drills (no pain) and the jolt was there again when I did the roundhouse. I was careful this time not to overdo it, but it was still there.
My questions now are:
1. How can you tell whether you've overworked, sprained, pulled, overstretched or tore a muscle? I don't see any abnormal bumps and I don't feel pain unless I've used those muscles to kick.. walking isn't a problem.
2. Which doctor can I visit that specializes in this, because I want a second and thorough opinion. Sports med/physio, Physical/Occupational Therapist, Orthopedic (since muscle is connected to bone), or Holistic (acupuncture, etc)?
3. To those of you who have suffered these symptoms, how long was the treatment plan for?