I've wondered for quite a while if I might have a minor sports hernia. I feel like there is some extra looseness in something in my extreme lower abs on the right side. It does not cause me much pain at all. If I stop and pay attention I can feel a very minor ache radiating from the area.
My chief complaint is that I have lost some fluidity in my stride. In a way that is hard for me to define, my right leg does not line up the right way. I've done ab work and stretching ad infinitum and it doesn't help. It feels as if some crucial structural component is not holding things tightly into place, and no matter how strong the surrounding muscles are, I can't correct for it. In contrast, the left side seems very, very tight. When this problem came on, I started to get slower, and I think it is due to a loss of efficiency in my gait.
A general surgeon ruled out a normal hernia, but my right nut is slightly descended and it didn't used to be. I'm wondering if this is similar to any of your experiences and who you would recommend seeing to rule out or confirm that I have a sports hernia. I live in the Western U.S.
Thanks in advance.