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RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin
i met up with dr m last week to be checked out.
she says that my lingering pain is due to the fact that i had a sh full-blown for so long without treatment. she says the brain remembers the injury thus it is still feeling pain signals despite the fact that i am all sewn up and the groin is intact just fine.
she said that she would not do the injections since it would possibly make the pain worse. i am not sure if that meant that she doesn't recommend shots into the nerves but does recommend the injections into the adductors and other muscles that are painful.
she says that the longer one has the injury, the longer it takes to go away. apparently some have had it for years, and it takes that long to go away post-op.
keep in mind that when most of the pros get surgery, they get it within decent time since they have good trainers (etc) and are always monitored, thus often receive the right diagnosis and treatment sequence.

i do know, though, that the nerves involved in the injury are embedded in the fascia of the muscles in the abdomen (psoas, iliacus, obliques, transverse, and pectineus). the fascia tightens as a result of injury, and the nerve gets irritated. i think, when the fascia is loosened, the nerve will start to heal. but then again, this is all trial and error at the moment. i am awaiting her email so i can better understand the deal with the shots. when i met with her, she was also teaching some american docs about what she does, so both of us were distracted and i didn't get the whole grasp of why and why not for the injections.
i'll post when i hear.


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