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RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin", or &
In October 2005 I decided to drop down from trail ultra-marathons to road marathons. I started doing track work to get speed back in my legs. After about two weeks of speed work I developed a very sore pubic bone, I could not even cough or sit up. After about a week this pain seemed to migrate in the form of a burning pain sensation to my left upper thigh/groin and then a chronic pain in my left groin. I also have a numb area on my left upper thigh. I saw several doctors and not one of them knew what a sports hernia was. They recommended RICE, NSAIDS, cortizone and PT. PT and stretching made the pain worse. The other stuff didn't work either.. I have had a CT, X-Ray, MRI and hernia exam, all negative. I have not run since October and very little bike riding, only walking. These days the pain is a chronic sore inguinal area and a pulling pain sensation in my upper groin when lifting my leg upwards. I also get pain when I sit for too long. I don't have any pain with adduction or abduction, just flexing. At this point I have a surgeon that seems to care and is ordering tests for lateral femurol cutaneuos nerve compression. He believes this is a nerve problem, but has not ruled out a sports hernia.
Does anyone have a clue what this might be and does anyone know of an expert in the San Francisco Bay Area?
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