Hey man, I just came across this post. I had to have the mesh removed from a failed hernia operation. I went to Munich to Dr. Muschaweck because the pain really sucked and I couldn't run.
Mesh really sucks. I had the same problems. It was really stiff and pinching some nerves. Dr. Muschaweck was wonderful. She removed the mesh and fixed me back up. She said that the mesh had moved and was wrapped around my spermadic cord. Anyway, it was absolutely worth it. It seriously feels like I was never injured.
Don't listen to these dipshits that are talking crap about her. She is great. There is a reason why all the top soccer players go to her. And she is extremely kind. It was a great experience. Best doctor I have ever been to, honestly.
i had sports hernia. i couldnt run without pain. i rested for many months and tried core strengthening, acupunture, etc. no help the pain always came back, the pain when sneezing and coughing, etc.
i went to germany with muschaveck and had surgery. she said i would be able to return to soccer in 4 weeks but it turned out to be 3 months. my groin pain didnt go away so i got a cortisone injection, which i was very hesitant to get, but it solved the problem. i returned to soccer. now i am playing soccer for years... overall for me muschevck fixed my problem. if anyone has any questions on my experience please email to email@example.com
for some people on here try rehabilitating your problem. do single leg work, get manual therapy on your adductor. for me i even see that terrible shoulder mobility and stability is a contributing problem to my groin pain!! find a good physical therapist this is very hard to do though...
I have seen Dr. Zoland a few months ago. I had persistent groin pain for the last 3 years. It kept getting misdiagnosed and, even though I'm in Washington, DC, I traveled all the way up to NYC to see Dr. Zoland. He cured me and Im back to running.
Let me make a long, frustrating story short; About 6 months ago, I was seeing a doc in DC about a minor shoulder problem and I happened to mention this persistent groin pain to him. He said I might have a sports hernia although he's not a specialist and that I should go see one. He recommended seeing one of the few sports hernia specialists in the nation and said I should travel out of the state if necessary. I ended up going to Dr. Zoland and he properly diagnosed me with a sports hernia and recommended surgery. I did the surgery and now Im cured, I still can't believe it was so easy to fix.
I actually saw your post when I was researching a bit on the internet before seeing Dr. Zoland and I thought I might as well respond now that things went well.
Seriously, whatever you do, don't take the advice of someone who claims they treat sports hernias but isn't willing to call themselves a specialist. Especially if they say they use laparascopic surgical technique, which is absolutely wrong and not the normal standard of care. The correct surgical technique is an open hernia repair. Anyway, I almost did a tenotomy, cortisone injections, and/or prolotherapy injections (not clinically proven or FDA approved, insurance wont cover it either) because some doctors who lacked experience and misdiagnosed me suggested it. Luckily the brilliant doc I saw for my shoulder who first suggested it was a sports hernia said don't try the risky/unnecessary stuff and just go out of state to see a true specialist.
Im glad everything worked out and I hope things work out for you too. Dont give up like I almost did. If you'd like to discuss this further, I'd be happy to talk.
I had the surgery done in May by Dr Meyers in Philly. He was awesome. I flew in Tuesday night and had MRI and Dr followup on Wed and surgery Thursday morning. Flew home Fri. I had bilateral rectus abdominus repair and extenive adductor work. Im 3 months post now and running 25 mpw and swimmin and biking. No complications and everything is great. His staff is world class. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if anyone has questions.
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I fixed mine without surgery.
How I did it:
For 2 weeks I,
1. Did not run or exercise strenuously.
2.Fasted starting in the late afternoon and ate very small portions for meals 3x per day.
3. Slept on my back allowing the hernia to sink back in.
4. Made sure I got AT LEAST 10 hours in bed (sleeping or not) during the night.
5. Any free time at all I had during the day went to resting/napping on my back which allowed the hernia to reduce itself.
After these two weeks I noticed that after getting in the mornings my hernia seemed to take longer and longer to pop out.
In all I would say the most important parts of this whole plan were sleeping/napping/resting and EATING SMALLER PORTIONS.
You have to understand that the muscles around the hernia as well as that section of the intestine is essentially suffering from a cumulative stress and exhaustion. Eating smaller portions reduces the size and frequency of your bowel movements, and the resting allows the skeletal and smooth muscle in the affected area to recover and rebuild.
I had an inguinal hernia for 16 months before I started to understand the true pathology of the condition.
3 different doctors told me that surgery was the only solution.
I will say this though: if the muscle and fascia around your inguinal canal is torn, your prognosis is not as good as if it were only stretched.
Think of it as training to heal your hernia, just like if you were training 120 mpw for a marathon.
Can you elaborate on your experience with Dr. Brown? My daughter had the bilateral pelvic repair with mesh about 2 years ago and still has a lot of pain. We used a local Dr. who had learned the procedure in Boston...bug mistake. We are learning . We're trying to decide between Dr. Brown and the doctor in Germany. We're thinking someone is going to have to go in, open it up, and see what's happening. Dr. Brown has been consulting with us and seems great.