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I've got it too
RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin", or &
Buckman,

OK, I like it. Good post. I cycle quite a bit as well and do not have any symptoms cycling.

However, can you tell us what kinds of things you did to overcome this?
What are the exercises?
What wieghts did you do to strengthen?
What stretching did you do? Yoga?

I'm not completely convinced that a biomechanical problem caused my issues. I've run over 80,000 miles. Yes, 80,000. I think I'm getting old and my body recovers slower but my head says 3 hard days per week.

I am on my SECOND 'sports hernia.' I got 'past' my first by cutting my miles back to about 15 miles per week and eliminating all fast work; strides, intervals, etc. However, it took me one year from when I noticed it to when I was running injury free.

I got my second bout when I began training for a specific competition last Fall. I began doing intervals and upped the miles to 60 mpw in late summer and began having trouble again. That's when it occurred to me that this issue was similar to IT band syndrome. My second bout was much less painful than the first bout and I am beginning to recover faster. I've had it since November. I am not conviinced that I can get over this by treating it like IT band syndrome (stretching, weights, etc) but I am going to try it. I have also began using DMSO on it with little results.


Please post your 'remedy' or at least summarize it (beyond the biomechanics issue). Many would appreciate it.

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