I'm 59 yr-old pickup basketball player. I guess I'm the only active member in this thread who is rehabbing without surgery. I've been rehabbing since May 18, so I'm on my 13th week. My approach is that sports hernia is a compound syndrome that involves two things:
(a) tendonous injury
(b) very importantly, the nervous system.
When I say the nervous system, I mean muscle signaling and muscle memory, all managed by the nervous system, which is a distributed system.
I'm slowly succeeding at bringing my upper abdominal muscles back to life, and thanking the heavens for that. My goal now is to be able to do pushups by Thanksgiving (November 26).
You mentioned discomfort in sitting. Up until a few weeks ago, I had that problem too, but now am improving pretty quickly on that. Also I can now get in and out of my car normally, whereas a few weeks ago I couldn't.
When I get some more time, I'll try to come back here in a couple of days to post the exercises I've been doing, and the results.
Because of my age, 59 yrs-old, my goals are different from most of the other members here. I've reconciled myself to giving up basketball. A 60 yr-old guy playing full-court competitive basketball with a bunch of 20 or 30 yr-olds? Nothing I would like better, but I've got to grow up, or get real, as one might say. But I'm making nice progress on my rehab, and so now I'm thinking it may be possible to start surfing again in a few months if things keep improving at this pace. Knock on wood.
London Sufferrer, have you had surgery?