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RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin
hi joe

i have had good luck to a good extent with

acupunture (to release tensed muscles that are cranked due to the nerve irritation). that was done via "western" approach. it might be good to use an "eastern" approach in order to chill down the nerves but not stimulate them.

the best so far has been structural integration work to address the issues of muscle imbalances. a certified advanced rolfer can help you out as long as the practioner is good.

other than that- painkillers have been a help.

above all, if you keep getting flair ups of pain after doing certain things, like reaching overhead or twisting while raking leaves, then don't do those things until the nerves have calmed down. it is a hard protocol to follow since the repaired tissues are more than likely unharmed by these activities. but the whole reason it bothers us is due to the pain. first- get back proper function of those muscle compartments that are out of whack, calm the nerves, and then one can work on stretching/strengthening, etc.. at least that is what i am being told now. i already tried the stretch/core strengthening route, and it got me nowhere. now i am going forward, after 10 months post-op.

portland, i dunno, sorry, you'd have to look online and search around.

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