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RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin", or &
Hey, there's hope!

I've had a sports hernia for the past year, one that made sit ups or crunches impossible and that hurt like a son of a b i t c h whenever I'd cough.

Well, I've recently been forced to take two very easy (18 mpw) weeks due to high hamstring tendinopathy (pain in the butt), and I haven't run a step in the past four days.

And guess what? My sports hernia has almost completely disappeared! I realized this last night as I was having a coughing fit--I'm getting over a chest cold--and suddenly realized that I hadn't felt any complaint at all from my groin. (This summer, after long runs--18-22 milers--if I coughed, it would feel as though an interrogator was drilling me down there.

So chalk up one for the law of unintended consequences. Maybe it's a good thing that I can't run. It's cleared up my sports hernia.

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