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|Subject: ||Sports Hernia - Nonsurgical Approach|
Felt a pop in my hip pulling my xc ski out of deep snow last January. It hurt a bit, but I was able to ski a few more days and then downhill ski for a few more.
Continued to run, swim, bike, weights, plyo, stretch, etc for several months with only a nagging sensation of hip adductor tightness and minor abdominal discomfort.
Symptoms worsened past few weeks after a 6 mile hill run in which it felt like the Alien (remember that movie?) was trying to break out of my lower abdomen. After that run I couldn't do a full sit-up, proximal adductor pain with hip adduction, strange groin sensations, etc).
I read most of the posts here and became pretty frightened as it seemed surgery was the most common solution. I don't like surgery unless I am laying in a ditch bleeding to death.
So I am embarking on a nonsurgical approach to this condition.
I found a local PT specializing in pelvic floor conditions (typically affect females).
The initial appointment today included an ultrasound (didn't look pretty) some intramuscular therapy (aka dry needling) and some manual tissue mobilization.
The result so far is quite noticeable. The entire pelvic region (including the internal organs) feels much better.
I am not allowed to run for a few weeks, and the process will likely take a few months according to the PT.
I will be posting my reports weekly here - both good and bad.
If the result is good, I will disclose the PT's name and practice location. And by "good" result, I mean running at least 18-30 miles pain-free per week, no hip adductor pain, full sit-ups and absence of strange groin sensations.
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