The Adductors are comprised of 7 muscles; Adductor brevis, Adductor longus, Adductor magnus, Adductor minimus, Pectineus, Gracillis and Obturator externus.
The primary function of this muscle group is to bring the leg toward the center of the body. If you are experiencing inner knee pain or groin pain your adductors may be to blame.
If you participate in sports like basketball and soccer, the frequent bursts of lateral movement can pull or strain the adductors. Lateral box jumps can also injure your adductors. Since most of us don’t stretch or roll these muscles enough, you should treat them even if you don’t exercise.