Pain levels rise when squeezing your legs together or when moving your affected leg away from the mid-line of the body.
You will experience ache and stiffness in the groin that increases with rest following or after a physically demanding activity.
You may experience stiffness and decreased range of motion (ROM) in your hip joint as a result of injury in your short adductor muscles. This will make it more difficult to bend and rotate your hip and knee. If you have tightness, pain and/or tenderness while doing this, you are likely suffering from a damaged adductor. You may also feel tightness in your lower abdominal, spine and hip region.