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RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin", or &
you probably dont want to hear this, but three weeks is not enough to cure a bad case of tendinopathy (I found out the hard way!)
do a search on some of the recent threads on achilles tendonitis and chronic tendonitis and you'll see that some of us have been battling it for months or years. Take care of it now or you will cause much worse pain and suffering.
A tendon is soft tissue but aint like muscle--it takes a very long time to heal.
A couple of thoughts:
**anti-inflammatories are useful during the initial inflammation stage of tendonitis. But once it enters the phase of tendinopathy there's generally little or no inflammation. Many people, even doctors, don't understand this. Some evidence suggests that anti-inflammatories interfere with the process of making collagen your body needs to rebuild damaged tendon. NSAIDs may make you feel better but they may also slow the healing process.
**Ice a lot
** Look into active rlease therapy. This is where the therapist breaks up the damaged tendon in order to stimulate healing. It's painful and takes a couple of months. I'm going through it right now and don't know the outcome yet, but in theory it sounds like it might help.
**Maybe try shock wave therapy if you can find it near you. This is a new therapy that sounds promising. It might be my next step. Try sonarex.com or another company near you.
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