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RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin", or &
hey buckman,
glad you found lots of releif.
sounds like i have the same symptoms as you.

i am confused about the stretch-not stretch thing.
if i go and exercise (even walking) without stretching first, i am in pain afterwards.
before i go swimming i stretch about 20-30 min and then afterwards. i did not stretch beforehand one time and was all cramped up and in pain about 2 hours afterwards.

my pt has had me stretching the piriformis, glutes, adductors, quads, pelvic floor, quadratus, and psoas for almost a year now. with her trigger point therapy, manual therapy and stretching/strengthening exercises, i got to the point where i could go swimming and hiking 4 days a week before i was even diagnosed with the sh.

so i am wondering if i should be stretching the psoas or not, like you suggest. the pt would no doubt say to stretch as would several other pts. i do agree that if i stretch the psoas even a bit too far, it can react with some soreness but nothing as severe as exercising without stretching beforehand.

i haven't been stretching much for almost a week now and i feel tighter than i did 2 weeks ago.


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