My Names Matt aged 27 from the UK.
I must say that this site is most informative.
I had the Gilmore's Groin / Sports Hernia for about 18 months. Definitely the worst 18 months of my life, the pain and no exercise was unbearable. Having seen some dodgy Physio's and Dr after Dr and being passed from pillar to post for about 12 months was most frustrating. I was finally referred to a sports injury specialist: Dr Graham Holloway who operates at the BMI Ridegway Clinic in Wroughton Swindon Wiltshire. He seem to definitely diagnose my pain/injury to a tee and was most understanding.
He booked me in for the operation within the week. I had it done on the Friday 7th of April 2006. And heres my story so far.
Week 1 post op: pretty painful & stiff for the first 4-5 days. Was told had to stand up straight and walk around the room. Ps. What ever you do, don't sneeze, it hurts like hell!!!!!! lol
2nd week post op: The operation pain seem to have gone. Walking around a lot more, all be it not very far. Getting out of bed and up from sitting is pretty painful. Doing a few bed exercises such as leg raises with one knee bent up to my chest. That seemed to help my mobility, as couldnt really pull on my socks and shoes as was quite tight.
Had my first physio appointment (Make Liefhebber). Said my legs & upper body were doing all the work and that my core stability and hips were being left out. Still hurts when I sneeze.
3rd week post op: Much more mobile, walking longer distances and things seemed goodKK had my 3rd physio session which was a bit more intense, doing some work on the way a I run and some hard core work. No pain during and after exercise for the first 2 physio appointments, but getting some weird shooting pain down my adductors, pain in my lower back and lower abdominals after my 3rd physio appointment. No pain when I sneeze now . Was told I could jog, but pain in my lower back and adductors when I tried so cut that one short.
4th week post op: Thats today! keep on thinking that the pains Im getting during and after exercise means that the op was not a successful.
Think all this rubbish of 4-6 weeks recovery is a load of rubbishK..... Especially since I had the symptoms for 18 monthsKK