What is the adductor longus named for?
Similarly, you may ask, what does the adductor longus do?
In the human body, the adductor longus is a skeletal muscle located in the thigh. One of the adductor muscles of the hip, its main function is to adduct the thigh and it is innervated by the obturator nerve. It forms the medial wall of the femoral triangle.
Secondly, how do I strengthen my adductor longus?
- Lying supine, legs straight, with soccer ball between feet. Squeeze the ball using adductors. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 10 times.
- Lying supine, knees bent with soccer ball between knees. Squeeze the ball using adductors. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 10 times. Force applied should be just below pain threshold.
One may also ask, what is the adductor group?
The adductors are a group of muscles, as the name suggests, that primarily function to adduct the femur at the hip joint. Although they are all located somewhere along the medial side of the thigh, they all originate in different places at the front of the pelvis.
Why does my adductor longus hurt?
An adductor muscle strain is an acute injury to the groin muscles on the medial aspect (inside) of the thigh. Strains reflect tears of the muscle-tendon unit, due to forceful contraction of the muscles against resistance, often during an eccentric load.