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

I think there could be so many factors that lead to this injury. But I read an interesting article a while back on girls soccer injuries, mostly knee ACL tears etc. This particular article focused on body mechanics and how athletes run i.e. straight up or low and balanced. If I remember correctly, I think it was one of the trainers said you could predict who would be injured based on the way they ran. I think this is probably true for our injury as well. But having said that, I think there could be a number of factors. I just know that my body mechanics are pretty lousy... I'm kind of clumsy and I was never meant to be an athlete really... I just love to play.

In terms of inflammation, I think our diet plays a small part in inflammation. American grocery store food, generally speaking, is crap unless you buy strictly at a natural foods market. Our food is becoming less and less nutritious. We eat sugary unhealthy foods, sometimes not even knowing it. Sugar can cause inflammation. But I don't think a healthy diet will prevent this injury nor will it make it go away. Perhaps just limit the effects later. Because I've eaten pretty healthy in the last years, and I still got injured. Anytime you eat better, you feel better. When I eat foods with less sugar, my body knows it.

Mike in Denver,

I've been lucky in not having the ab symptoms that many have had here. But I did have them for a very short time when I had a lot of inflammation in my pelvis. But I rested and then began PT again to limited success -- to make most of the symptoms go away -- except inflammation in my groin/adductor region. It would only get irritated when squatting or sudden forced movements. I had trouble squeezing my legs together for a while and had trouble sleeping for a while. But physical therapy improved all that; just not to the point where I could run again. Mike, I think many of us are fatigued because this injury is depressing. It puts you on an emotional rollercoaster. I've been dealing with it since September '07 and it has been driving me nuts. So I don't know how some of you guys have been dealing with it so long. But I hope we all knock it out this year.


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