About two and a half months ago i injured my groin while sprinting. i pulled/strained it and for the next week, running hurt and even walking caused some discomfort. After about two weeks i could still feel my groin tight but i was able to jog on it without it hurting but i still couldnt sprint because extending my legs to full stride length would cause pain.
After about a month of not getting better, i went on vacation for a month and took the whole month off completely from exercise, running/weights. After coming back from the month off, my groin wasnt causing me any discomfort and i was able to run again without pain for a week. But last weekend, i was doing sprints and it began causing me discomfort so i stopped. Even though i stopped right when i started feeling it, the pain gradually became worse while i wasnt even doing anything. Within twenty minutes of when i stopped running, it was causing enough pain that i could only walk and even that with hurting slightly.
The day after there was no pain or even discomfort in my groin. This past week i havent done anything on it but i can feel it tight again. since ive had this injury ive iced it and stretched/foam roller.
Anyone have any insight on how i can get healthy again? Do i just need to take even more time off and not try to go back too early? Thanks for reading this long piece, this injury is very frusterating.