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Robert Race
RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin", or &
I've been experiencing a fair bit of groin pain. It happened playing football about a year or so ago, where I was hit in the back while looking to bring a high ball down with my right foot. It hurt, but not enough to stop me playing (I just hobbled round for the rest of the game) - obviously in hindsight I would have stopped.

I let it rest for a couple of weeks until the noticeable pain went away (again - in hindsight this wasn't long enough) and then carried on playing. After a while I wouldn't necessarily feel pain while I was playing but afterward and especially the morning after i'd be in a fair bit of pain. The pain however would go subside enough for me to play once a week with the pain recurring each other. Obviously in hindsight I shouldn't have been playing.

During this period - I trained a fair bit for a half-marathon, and while the pain hindered me while playing Football (twisting and turning and such) it didn't prevent me from running.

About 3-4 months ago I stopped playing Football under the advice from my GP - who just suggested I rested it for a few weeks (which I did). After which however I carried on playing Badminton - a sport which didn't leave me feeling pain the morning after like football did so I thought this would be ok (it probably wasn't).

During this time I met a physio, who suggested I get a groin support, which I did. I attempted playing Football with it again (first time in about 3-4months) and felt fine during the game but the morning after (and since) i've been in alot of pain. She's since suggested the idea that it could be a Sports Hernia. Are the details i've described consistent with those of a Sports Hernia and if so what should I do about it?

I'm a touch sceptical about this being what it is but alot of the symptoms are consistent with a Sports Hernia.

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