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

Interesting for sure. I guess to put it more precisely, the fascia attachment point at the pubic bone in a healthy person is fastened to the bone, and is being pulled upward by the rectus abdominis and simultaneously being pulled downward by the adductor, more or less balanced against each other.

Then in a sports hernia patient the rectus abdominis tears, and so the adductor is now unopposed, and when it works or contracts, it yanks the now unsupported fascia attachment point tending to pull it off the bone, damaging the fascia tissue (tendinosis).

So, what started out as one injury, a single tear in the rectus abdominis becomes 2 injuries: a tear in the rectus abdominis and a seriously damaged fascia attachment tissue where the adductor attaches to the pubic bone.

Does that make sense or am I missing something?


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