To anyone who wants some advice/comfort on sports hernia / girlmore's groin / athletic pubalgia...
About 2.5 years ago I started to experience groin pain. (I'm a pretty active person (running, soccer, ultimate, basketball) but by no means a professional athlete.) With the pain worsening I saw multiples doctors, got physical therapy, and got tests... nothing seemed to help. It got to the point that the pain was debilitating; any physical activity would cause me excruciating pain afterwords.
About 18 months after my initial pain, multiple doctor visits, and tests, I saw Dr. Meyers. I had both sides operated on to address the issue. I also had a hip impingement and labrum tear, but that would be taken care of later. (If you read the literature you'll find that athletic pubalgia and FAI (femoral acetabular impingement) have a sort of relationship. Dr. Meyers and his team were the first to examine my hips and make note of it.)
My surgery went well. I was able to get back to doing everything I was doing prior to my injury. Feeling about 80-85%.
I just recently had my hip done 3 weeks ago (to address the remaining 15-20%). The surgery seems to have gone well. Now I'm just going through rehab. Wish me well.
I had a very positive experience with Dr. Meyers and his team. I know everyone has a different experience, mine still ongoing, so the long term prognosis is TBD. But I really feel Dr. Meyers and his team are best in the world at handling these cases, and if anyone can bring me back to my pre-injury self, it would them.
Before my first surgery I had the fortune to talk to someone from this site about his experience with Dr. Meyers. It really helped settle my ambivalence about having surgery. I'd like to pass along the same gesture to anyone who wants to reach out to me and chat about my experience. I'd be more than happy to share what I can. My email is draftwm at gmail dot com.