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RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin
Good post, Will. I'm sure, as I did, suffers who find this resource are grateful that nearly real-time updates are available in a click.
I'll continue the conversation with an update on my surgery with Dr. Meyers, now into week 12.
At this point, most patients (according to Meyers) should be back to their sport, ready and raring to go.
But, as Johnny has pointed out, as relayed through Dr. Um in Munich, the longer you had the pain/tear, the longer it will take to heal.
So at 12 weeks, sitting here today, I'm better than I was at 9 weeks, but certainly not in any shape to go play a game of tennis, even if it was with the over 70 crew.
Raking leaves 5 nights ago hurt and caused me pain for the next several days. And I'm on Indocin too.
The pain only exists on the left side, as my right side has been all but perfectly healed since week 3!
The left always gave me more of a hard time.
So, as Johnny has outlined here, the nerves register pain and don't forget...there is imprinting happening where the nerves just can't get back to homeostasis. This is requiring me to see a chiropractor, who's helped, an acupuncturist and a rolfer.
If you're like me, you had the injury for a couple of years and became imbalanced, if you weren't already, which is a very plausible scenario as to why the tear occurred in the first place. Trying to regain the balance, while strengthening is tough!
So, I haven't run or even really exerted myself since the operation; I am listening to my body, it's just not ready for that. Johnny can attest. But, to Will's point, there are micro-improvements and that's what keeps me hopeful.
I know there are others with stories about recovery that span the gamut. If there is anyone who had a tedious/long recovery, please post!
On to keeping a positive outlook while increasing activity incrementally...
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