How To Protect Your Balls - Testicular Pain After Running

May 16, 2023

How To Protect Your Balls - Testicular Pain After Running - Nuutjob

Running can help us reap many benefits. For example some of the benefits include better energy levels, increased stamina and a healthy body weight. Running 3-5 Kms every day can aid in availing these benefits. With that being said, there is one more point you should be careful about, which is the protection of your balls. Protecting your balls is crucial when performing an intense workout like running. You might experience groyne aches because of an intense running schedule. Additionally, you might also face difficulty urinating, and increased urogenital urgency or frequency. You might also feel some discomfort or soreness in your abdomen.

What Should I Do If I Feel Pain In My Testicles While Running & Exercising

If you experience other symptoms, it's crucial to rule out any significant sources of discomfort before treating them. Check for any lumps or bumps that might indicate the presence of a cyst. If there are no lumps but there is tenderness, you may have an infection like epididymitis. You may have a varicocele, or a varicose vein in the scrotum, if they feel squidgy and like a sack of worms. These may enlarge during running or exercising and become uncomfortable. The best course of action, if you have pain or discomfort, is to consult a healthcare professional for a check-up. 

How To Reduce Testicle Pain


If you face sweat, irritation and excessive movement, wearing cotton underwear with compression can help. If you have tight abductor muscles or a weak pelvic floor, then the below stretches can help:

Butterfly Stretch

     A man performing a frog stretch


  1. Sit down on the ground by joining your feet together. 
  2. Drive your knees into the floor with the help of your arms. 
  3. Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds and then slowly release.

Frog Stretch

     A man performing a frog stretch


  1. Begin with a tabletop position on your hands and knees. Make sure you keep your hands underneath your shoulders and knees below the hips.  Stay in this position and breathe for 2 minutes.
  2. Then try to open up your legs by sliding both the knees in the outward direction. Gradually open up your hips and knees together until you reach your limit. Hold this stretch for 15-30 seconds. Remember not to overstretch as you might risk pulling your hamstrings.

Piriformis Stretch

    A man performing a piriformis stretch


  1. Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground. 
  2. Place your left ankle over your right knee. 
  3. Pull your right thigh up to your chest. 
  4. Hold the stretch for 5-10 seconds, then repeat for the other leg.