Just a thought, but doing some very light wide stance squats and working up in weight has helped me get a lot stronger in the "groin" for lack of a better term. It hits your legs differently and might do the same for you. However, if it is "injury" pain from doing them wide, then obviously avoid them as you did. But maybe try them out some time in the future to see if they would benefit you.
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