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RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin
It sounds like alot of you are in the same boat as me, dealing with this crazy injury. I saw Dr. Meyers last week, and I'm one of the few who he didn't recommend surgery for. My symptoms are totally classic-I can't run or play soccer without paying for it for days, but I can bike with no problems. I'm 55, which may be why he took a conservative approach with me. What he prescribed was a heavy duty anti-inflamatory for six weeks, combined with an excercise regime designed for the MLS soccer players, and a gradual return to activity to see what I can tolerate. It's been a week,and I do feel a bit better. In late February, after six weeks of rest, a 1 1/2 mile run put me in pain for days. I then rested another 6 weeks, and started back very, very slowly last week. Yesterday I was up to go about three miles and I am not in pain today. I go back to see him in late June, at which time he'll do another MRI because he caouldn't clearly see the insertion of the abdominus rectus, which I guess is the usual problem area.
By then I'll have been off the anti inflamatory for several weeks, and should be able to see if I'm improving. My bottom line is that I can give up soccer and cut back on my running, but I couldn't even hike any significant distance this winter, and that means that most recreational stuff (Kayaking, windsurfing, x-country skiing) are all risky, and that's not acceptable. Also, I build custonm houses for a living, and stiull need to use my body quite a bit. Like alot of you, though, the adductor release scares me. I'll keep you all posted on how I do without surgery, if you all keep letting us know how you are doing with it.


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