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If staying active is increasingly seen as essential to overall health, it’s not surprising that the groin is starting to get more attention from health professionals. The groin is the junction of the upper and lower body and is vital to almost everything we do. Dr. Bharam has made groin care an important part of his practice for more than a decade and his focus on groin health has put him well ahead of the curve. In fact, Dr. Bharam has developed new, advanced groin treatments that are beginning to gain wide acceptance.

Why is the groin so important? First, we have to think of the groin as an area of the body, not as a muscle or even a group of muscles. This region should be kept both flexible and strong for a range of activities, including:

  • Walking
  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Numerous other activities

There are, of course, many muscles in the groin area. Many of these are known as adductors, which move our legs inward when walking and move the pelvis downward when bending, and that’s just scratching the surface. In the course of an active day, the adductors often work harder than most other muscles in the body. Strengthening these muscles helps to improve balance, avoid various injuries or problems with posture, and generally improve leg strength.

  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Ambra Health