Hip Adductors

My last post was about the hip abductors and Dean requested that my next post be about the hip adductors.  Done!  The hip adductors are what people call the groin muscles.  So if your leg is out to the side, it’s the hip adductors that bring it back.  Usually these muscles are going to be a lot stronger than the hip abductors.  My best friend rides horses, has all her life and has like no hip abductor strength.  Her hip adductors – super strong.  She’s spent her entire life building up those muscles by squeezing a horse.  The muscles on the inside of her thigh have been in constant use for like 25 years.  So generally there’s an imbalance there.  But after a stroke EVERYTHING needs to get stronger.  Here’s hip adductor exercisesHere’s more.



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3 replies

  1. My mother just informed me that saying “The muscles on the inside of her thigh have been in constant use for like 25 years” could be taken another way. I promise it was completely innocent when I wrote it!!!

  2. Are the hip adductor a also responsible for the knee going inwards when walking after stroke?

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