By pure coincidence I'm reading this link today after I was diagnosed with OP based on an MRI scan and X-ray. Like you, this followed or was secondary to an adductor groin strain, back in December. I took a week off running, tried to restart but it was too painful so I gave up and rested for two weeks over Christmas. Then I went to the physio who started me straight away on stretching and strengthening. This has already made a big difference. I'm not going to say I'm cured but I can run for 5M without pain, although I'm being advised to minimize or cut out running for the time being. So, keep up with the physio and I think you will see improvements. I read an article today that said it takes 4 weeks of training to strengthen muscles, 8 weeks for bone, and 12 weeks for ligaments and tendons, so the key is to persevere and not give up! The best of luck to you.
Wow, 30+ mile run commutes being contemplated by Coro. Plus Al_P has already completed a couple! Impressive! Interestingly my run commute would be around 35 miles although goodness knows how I'd find a route that avoided the A1(M) .
So after starting targetted strength work this week under the guidance of the physio, the good news is that the groin feels a lot better. The DOMS was terrible for the first couple of days though, worse than post-marathon. I guess that shows that I was inherently weak in the whole glute/core area which may well have contributed to the injury. I'm hoping the physio will release me for some light jogging next week (I see him tomorrow), then I will be able to visualize the light at the end of the tunnel.
SC2, DanA - yes exactly and that's what crocked me. Playing football on a cold morning when all I'd done for the last year was run, run, run! So either I should play a lot more football, or stop it altogether, no half-measures!