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RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin", or &
Hi Suzie007,

I had bilateral pain in which the pain was more intense and frequent on my left side. Surgical findings correlated with this in that the surgeon found more extensive tearing of the transversalis fascia on the left than the right.

PT helped only to a point before I plateaued. My suspicion is that PT helped the unaffected compensating muscle groups as well as helped with misalignments and imbalances. Though, maybe the increased bloodflow from exercise can aid healing in those with minimal damage and a short duration since onset.

Per Meyer's paper in the above link, most candidates for surgery have extensive damage not just in the transversalis fascia, but in more anterior regions which together would be almost impossible to cure through rehab exercises.

Your symptoms sound typical for sports hernia. There are many other pathologies that involve diverse areas of the pelvis that could cause similar symptoms, however, I'm not going to speculate on them. Find a specialist who is knowledgabe on the latest diagnostic and surgical techniques for SH. For instance, Meyer's and a few other across the US are now effectively employing MRI to detect sports hernia which wasn't the case a few years ago.

Good luck. Chris

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