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Mike in Denver
RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin", or &
I am replying to surf's post, but this is for all the posters on this thread. This thread has been amazing, the most comprhensive, informative source I have seen. I haven't had a chance to look at all 80 plus pages, so I hope someone here can give me a simple synopsis.

I am a 47 yr old male. I have been active, playing full court pickup basketball 3-4 times a week. I am about 10 to 15 lbs too heavy, but was working on that until this pain started up. I was also training for the Bolder-Boulder 10k until I started noticing a dull ache and limited movement in my stride. I also noticed that my mobility through my core was diminished and side to side movements were slowly declining. This escalated to not being able to run at all, with a lot of pain in the left groin and lower abdomen. The lower ab pain felt like you do when you do too many leg lifts.

I went to two GP's. One diagonosed an abdominal strain, the other said it was "maybe" a small inguinal hernia, not needing surgery. Both said to rest, apply heat and take ibuprofen.

I have been sporadic taking the ibuprofen and applying heat, and the pain has been lessened. But if I try to exercise, I feel pain in the affected area and can't really work out. I tried to play limited basketball, and this also hurt too much.

Unfortunately, I lost my job in January and don't have health insurance.

I really think I have a Sports Hernia. No protrusions at all and pain so similar to what I have read on this thread that it is uncanny.

Has anyone here recovered from a Sports Hernia with rest and PT?

Are there any recommended PT exercises for a Sports Hernia?

This is a very confounding injury. I read about others desperation, and it is what I am feeling as well. I've always been healthy, until this.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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