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RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin
I had my sports hernia for about a year and a half before the hip problems started with me as well, and I hadn't been running for quite a while when they started. This surgery has not been even half as bad as the sh surgery. I started PT the day after surgery and they even put me on the stationary bike a couple of minutes. My only regret is that I didn't have this done much sooner. To answer your other questions:
Did you have hip clicking and/or limited ROM? Yes
Were you an active runner prior to the SH? Yes, collegiate All-American, ran with the sh two years before surgery.
What kind of SH surgery did you have (mesh, floor repair, etc)? I had a mesh pelvic floor repair, done by Dr. Brunt in St. Louis.
When did your SH sxs begin to improve? I'm 9 weeks out and still getting pain after a full work day of being on my feet (work at a university and walk alot). Can't run.
I am about 4 months out, still have some dull aches but I did try running for a few weeks before I was diagnosed with the hip problem, and the pain from the sports hernia was better. At nine weeks you should be feeling improved but it is normal for you to still have pain after being on your feet a lot. But there should be some noticeable improvement. Be patient, this injury takes time.
What was your activity level after the SH surgery but before the hip surgery? I was doing some limited jogging, which felt fine with the sports hernia, it just hurt the hip. I was biking and lifting weights every other day. The biking did hurt my hip but not nearly as much as running.
Did you do PT? Yes, after the sh, and I'm doing it again now. It is a must if you want either of these injuries to improve after surgery.
Did your hip pain ever abate during the day (sitting, after stretching, etc.)?
If I would lay down for a long time it would sometimes feel better, but walking, and even sitting seemed to make it hurt.
Don't hesitate to ask any more questions, I'm glad to help if I can. I think a lot of the people on here who get the sh surgery and the pain never goes away or comes back may very well have an underlying issue like the hip impingement that I had, and until it gets fixed the sports hernia won't get better. Just my theory.
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