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RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin", or &
Well, I follow this thread quite a bit but don't post much because I'm NOT recommending surgery. I know that's not a popular opinion here so I don't post much.
However, I am now about 99% pain free when I run. It has been 4 months of lifting and stretching 4 days per week and I have to say the results have been great. Most here will respond and say that I never had a sports hernia but my symptoms are identical to the other posts here. Back in December, I posted the exercises I was doing with success and I still do them today. The only thing I have not added back yet is speedwork - like 16 X 400 with 200 jog on the track. I have tried this but I am still sore the following day after a session where I lift/drive my knees. I am able to do 8 X 100 meter strides before every workout without a problem. It seems the longer, sustained, fast effort is what still aggravates my injury. So, I am not doing that. Most of my workouts have been steady running at threshold pace. For as long as I combatted this issue, I'm fine with running steady pace pain free.
There is another guy at the gym that I go to regularly that is 53 years old, a runner, and has sports hernia symptoms. He has also tried the lifting routine that I gave him with success. However, he is only about 4 weeks into the routine and still has symptoms. He says his issues are one half as bad as they were 6 months ago. He is also running again.
I am convinced there are other ways to attack this injury. And reading the recent posts where surgery has not helped the issue makes me happier that I've put it off thus far.
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