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RunDaddy
RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin", or &

I've got it too wrote:

I've got the inner thigh thing going now too. Same side as the SH. I've had the SH bugging me for 4 months or so now. The inner thigh began to hurt about 1 month ago. I think it's all referred from the original injury and my body is trying to compensate. Physical therapist told me it was an adductor strain caused by a weak hip (caused by the SH).

Someone else mentioned sitting up in bed. I am now having to push my upper body up every morning instead of using my abs to lift my body. I've also got referred pain in the center just about the pubic bone. I think this is all caused by the SH that I'm trying to run through.

I would also like to know.....has even ONE person gotten over this by treatment other than surgery?


I'm curious to know about this as well. I have read one article that claims time and rest will resolve some sports hernias. But, in my case the opposite seems to be proving true. My groin starting bothering me back in September, but it was nothing more than a nuisance for a couple months or so. I ran a marathon at the end of October without any problem. but by late November things were getting much worse. I too was having trouble getting out of bed and rolling over in bed. I could no longer do lower ab exercises without pain, etc... So in early Dec I shut things down completely and took a whole month off. The symptoms definitely subsided, but the groin never felt right even after a month. It felt very weak and unstable, and would still bother me when I bent down and to my left. After a month I tried a little run. It bothered me slightly on the run, but that evening it was really bothering me again. It's like I had made no progress with a month of rest.

Now I'm in the process of getting a referral to a surgeon. I just don't think this thing is going to clear up with rest.

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