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

hockey player wrote:
I split the difference and tried a very slow return to activity. Walking/cycling, then elliptical, running, light ab work. Felt OK but not great. Then I tried to skate again, and blammo -- right back where I started.

Hockey Player -

I've been battling sports hernia a few months now, and reading this forum, also. I've noticed that a number of people posting here have done PT of light running or biking, or treadmill for a long period, but then they crash and burn when they go and compete in a soccer or hockey game.

It seems to me that in-line sports like running and biking are not so intensive to the adductor muscles as soccer and hockey and basketball, where one really relies on the adductors for changing directions almost every moment of the game, one's crotch spreading and contracting, almost like the wings of a bird.

It seems to me that physical therapy must first and foremost focus on slowly strenthening those adductors, gently. Almost everything else is secondary.

That's what I'm going to be focusing on. Lately, I've had some surprising success.

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