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

Great post. It's good to try to find those common denominators.

As you know, I too primarily play pickup basketball. Have for 35+ years. Used to play pretty competitively in my 20's and 30's. Just for fun now.

I don't have a sweet tooth. I prefer salty/oily snacks, chips, popcorn etc.

I do believe my butt sticks out more than it used to.

I tend to run on the heels first and then roll to the toes. I alway thought this was the wrong way to run, that you should run on the balls of your feet.

I drink a couple beers almost daily. Probably why I like the salty snacks more than sweet. Although, sometimes I love an oatmeal cookie with my beer.

My legs are almost stick straight. My gait and running style show my toes pointed straight forward. I had braces on my legs when I was little and I think that is why I walk and run so straight.

I much prefer to work out in the early mornings. Later in the day I am usually beat. Mainly because I work physically all day and don't have the energy after working out in the morning too.

One thing I noticed about my overall physical shape is that I have always been unflexible. I am not limber at all. My groin and lower back have always been a problem for me. I've tried stretching, yoga, etc. with no real improvements. I did start to do some stretching exercises for my lower back that helped my sciatica, but they really didn't improve my flexibility.

The one thing I've noticed after looking at the Dr's notes and the posters notes is that the SH came gradually, not all the sudden like a pop. It's been hard for me to pinpoint when I started noticing the symptoms.

Mike in Denver

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