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

Mike in Va wrote:

Not a problem at all Mike. You're on the way to recovery. Do the core work and lay off the weights until you get fixed up. One thing Albert and JC will tell you is that you don't want to make this problem any worse than it already is. The balance in the pelvic region is very easily skewed and the problem can spread to other areas quickly as they compensate for the tear in your lower abdomen. Dr.Muschaweck coming to your home state in the next 8 weeks is a big bonus for you. Take advantage of it and nip this problem in the bud quickly.

Mike in Va.

Mike in Va.

Thanks for the encouragement. I am really looking forward to Dr. Muschaweck coming to Denver. I am very anxious, and nervous. I realize she is one of the better doctors out there, but I am concerned with what her findings will be. The pain I am experiencing is something I have never felt before in my life. It restricts my movements, and my abilities in everyday life so much that I wonder if you all experienced the same symptoms.

I have a couple questions for you who have been diagnosed and/or had the surgeries. Have you or are you experiencing any of the following symptoms I am feeling?

1. I noticed the inability to kneel on my knees and do anything in front of me. I feel like I will fall forward on my face, since I have no strength in my lower abs.

2. Fatigue. I can usually work for about 3 hours before I feel fatigued. I also am extremely tired and worn out every night. I feel like this injury really saps my energy.

3. When walking, I notice an almost involuntary tightening of my abs to compensate for the pain in the lower abs/groin. If I try to stop the tightening of the abs, the pain increases in the lower abs/groin area.

4. Even though the pain subsides when sitting or even relaxing lying down, there seems to be a constant tension in the groin/lower ab area. This seems to be the source of the fatigue that saps me everyday.

I would appreciate any comments you all have about these symptoms. In a way I hope they are something you all have had to deal with so I know that I'm not experiencing something that is so foreign that even the GP's who examined me couldn't find it.

Thanks again all of you for your opinions.

Mike in Denver

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