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steve c
RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin
Hi all. I'm (still) trying to determine if I have a sports hernia. I posted back on page 72 (under "wondering if I have this issue"). Since then, I've seen my orthopedist twice, done four weeks of PT, focusing on my hip adductor. Pain is mostly in the hip adductor, and in my hip flexor, lower left abs when sneezing. I've run only about 40 miles in the last month, and haven't run in 2-1/2 weeks.

After my PT, I went back to my orthopedist to do some tests. Bone scan was negative, test for a regular hernia was negative, but an MRI showed a minor stress fracture in my pubic ramis. The orthopedist, however, is skeptical that the stress fracture, if it is a stress fracture, is what is causing my pain. He told me to take four weeks off and then try returning to running. If the pain is still there, he suggested I contact Dr. Meyers.

Many people hear have posted about their groin pain. My pain is more in my left adductor, all along the inner thight, but there is pain in my left hip flexor as well, and even on the bone that you sit on (left side). I feel okay during a run, but feel very stiff. But if I push the run a bit, the pain appears later in the day and the next morning. Sneezing also hurts, especially the following morning. Moving around in bed is difficult when lifting my left leg. For those of you who have had surgery, were your symptoms similar to mine?

I'm still reading through all 77 pages and am up to page 30.

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