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

I've had sports hernia for a few months now, and I've read several hundred posts here on this thread.

On aspect of this cursed injury is that the sufferer is, against his will, on an emotional roller-coaster. Sometimes I'll begin thinking, "I feel great, I'm certainly getting better." Then a day or two later I'll have a relapse, and begin thinking, "My days of sports are over. I'm not getting better, but worse!"

When I read all the posts in this thread, I see that same cycle between elation and despair in almost everybody.

It makes me think that although the injury is the initial cause of the snydrome, perhaps there are psychological aspects that keep us in the pit of sports hernia, instead of quickly healing.

It would be interesting to take a poll about sports hernia sufferers. What characteristics do we all share?

- How many of us are cigarette smokers, by chance?

- How many of us drink alcohol every day to unwind?

- How many of us smoke pot?

- How many of us are overweight?

- How many of us are couch potatoes?

- How many of us work at desks all day?

- How many of us do physical work for a living?

- How many of us eat sweets and candy?

- How many of us are vegetarians?

Etc., etc.

I, myself, haven't smoked pot in a few years. Nor do I drink much alcohol. But I'm thinking of taking up drinking if that would rid me of this cursed sports hernia.

One characteristic we all seem to share is that we're hooked on playing sports and exercise. Why do we do that? One reason I do it is that I tend to get a lot of energy built up inside, and need to release it. Sports allow me to do that in a very good way, bringing much happiness.

What about everybody else here? Do you drink alcohol every day?

Any thoughts will be appreciated.

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