Insertional tendinopathy of the adductors and rectus abdominis is common in male athletes, especially in soccer players. It may be worsened by physical activity and it usually limits sport performance. The manage- ment goal in the acute phase consists of analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs and physical rehabilitation. In the early stages of rehabilitation, strengthening exer- cises of adductors and abdominal muscles, such as postural exercises, have been suggested. In the sub- acute phase, muscular strength is targeted by overload training in the gym or aquatherapy; core stability exer- cises seem to be useful in this phase. Finally, specific sport actions are introduced by increasingly complex exercises along with a preventive program to limit pain recurrences.
Insertional tendinopathy of the adductors and rectus abdominis in athletes: a review / Valent, A.; Frizziero, A.; Bressan, S.; Zanella, E.; Giannotti, E.; Masiero, S.. - In: M.L.T.J. MUSCLES, LIGAMENTS AND TENDONS JOURNAL. - ISSN 2240-4554. - 2:2(2012), pp. 142-148.