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

BostonBob08 wrote:
Greetings BostonBob08, Sorry to hear about the inguinal hernia. Hopefully you can find the right treatment and continue running.

For me, the turning point was seeing Dr. Muschaweck in Germany. When I finally decided to go see her, I think it took about 1 month to get an appointment which gave me the option to see her for diagnosis and then have surgey the following day if needed.

I went there, got the diagnosis, had the surgery and was able to leave the following day. That being said, The post-operative pain should not be taken lightly. The day of the surgery felt like I'd been kicked in the nuts but then after that the pain was more specific to the incision wound and the swelling around it. I could walk around, albeit slowly, but was most uncomfortable when there was any sort of pressure on my abdominal region, so a loose-fitting warm-up suit can be a good idea for that.

Because of the nature of my injury, I did not require any mesh treatment. I know that Dr. Muschawek tends to avoid using it unless absolutely necessary.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any more questions:

Hi Futbolista, I developed a inguinal hernia in the low left abdomen. I'm a runner and have done 4 marathons...including 3 Boston Marathons. Although I'm 62 I'd like to continue running so I researched the various ways to get the hernia fixed. Discovered that the mesh implant can come loose and people say they feel the mesh as they move. So then I found runners who recommended Dr Muschaweck for her minimal repair technique with microsurgery. So how long did it take to get scheduled for diagnosis/surgery? I'm hoping to do it ASAP if my wife will let me as its probably not covered by insurance. You mentioned 2 weeks of pain bad was the pain? Thanks! Bob

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