Turkdog, check out the Michael Boyles articles(2) ON THIS PROBLEM. tHE PAIN IS FLEXION AND ADDUCTION COMBINED- Pectineus and adductor brevis combining during that pushing out phase of movement(ie: the stride of a skater or pushing those mats, trippping up on them- Same for me and my worst problem before the surgery- helpless weak short circuit, painful reaction- ffed up!-
Also, understand that the eccentric contration of the adductors as stabilizers during abduction(moving leg out and away) is where the weakness occurs in me and seems like in you. From my experience, this will not subside and I do not believe training this area directly is the best route, presurgery. I recommend crosstraining and minimizing this pain- strengthen the core. If surgery is successful, go slow on recovery. i agree with the other dude- Avoid therapy, action that creates intense popping or riping.
also, during recovery from stride you have the adductor mag., long., and gracilis etending and adducting. This is the way I understand it. I just had my 2nd surgery and we will see if it is repaired. For me, sort term goal is to get a day to day consistent range of motion with no pain for a while before I put and loads on those muscles to perform(velocity of movemnt as described by Boyles)