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RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin
in answer to your question, sports hernias are typically insidious, so if the onset of pain is slow then i would suspect sports hernia. in my case i began to feel slight, dull pain in the testicles/groin area last summer but didn't think much of it, but then the pain became worse in the late fall. sports hernias really vary among individuals, so your slight pain might stay slight forever or it may blow up into unbearable pain tomorrow.
but they are not always insidious - check out clips (google) of donovan mcnabb or nomar garciaparra "going down" with sports hernia injuries during sports matches.
in answer to a later question about sports hernia surgery vs. abductor release, i don't really know but i do know that dr. meyers in philly seems to be a big fan of the abductor release, while dr. muschaweck in germany is not. as i understand it the abductor release is pretty major and requires a significant amount of recovery time. perhaps this is one reason why dr. muschaweck avoids it -- she is all about the quick recovery time.
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