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RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin
My current condition is not great, but not dire. I can mostly go through with activities of daily life, but they do sometimes bring pain. I took two 3-mile walks with my family over the weekend, at a moderate pace, and noticed the rectus pain increase on both sides. The pain lingered throughout just simple walking around, packing up the car and even now sitting here writing this I have a slight bit of pain on the left side. It's not intolerable but it's definitely keeping me from living an active life. No way I could regularly work out without making it worse.
I have decided to have Dr. Meyers operate on me. If you read a post I made a while back, I explained that Meyers' MRI and exam led him to conclude that I have bilateral tears that he can fix (no adductor release). I saw another doc in NJ who learned the diagnosis/repair from Dr. Muschaweck and he thought I was fine because when he did his finger and ultrasound exam he didn't find a bulge. I think this injury obviously manifests differently for different people in different circumstances. My slightly educated guess is that Dr. M's approach is good for those dealing with inguinal canal issues that are not "traditional" hernias, while Meyers' is better suited to rectus tears that don't result in an inguinal bulge or swelling. I seem to be in the latter camp, so I'm going with Meyers.
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