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

Dr. Hoadley's website, which I visited a month or two ago, stresses rehabilitation:

All patients diagnosed with a sports hernia must complete a period of rest followed by 4-6 weeks of physical therapy. The majority of patients — if properly diagnosed — will have an excellent response to physical therapy and will not require sports hernia surgery.

Physical therapy for sports hernia focuses on stretching the low abdominal and lower extremity muscles and tendons. In addition, strengthening of the core muscles is emphasized. Why? The mechanism or cause of the injury is due to an imbalance between muscles inserting on the pubic bone. Almost uniformly — the leg muscles are relatively more powerful than the core or torso muscles. Physical therapy helps to correct this imbalance.

The ultimate goal of physical therapy for sports hernia is to have the athlete performing pain free at full tilt. If this final goal cannot be achieved with physical therapy and rehabilitation, then sports hernia surgery may be required.

Den, that seems to make sense to me. I'm wondering, did they prescribe a particular set of PT exercises for you before-hand? What are the specific exercises they are talking about?


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