Thanks for your question. Your genital area may be sore for lots of reasons, including:
- Using different muscles and ligaments while working out. Stretching and using some over the counter pain medications may help. Also consider taking a break from working out, or cutting back on your workouts to help your body recover.
- The testicles may not have appropriate support. Using a jock strap can help give extra support and reduce the soreness.
- “Jock itch.” When working out some people sweat a lot, and this can cause a fungal skin infection. There are products (such as creams) that are available over the counter without a prescription that may help.
If the pain does not get better within a few days or if you are having a lot of pain, we recommend contacting your healthcare provider.