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RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin", or &
In reply to 'sorry', I'm sorry you feel like you know so much. I bet you don't. Yes, there is a likihood that there won't be a recovery but that applies to individuals with the 'perpetual' knee problem or compartment syndrome or any other situation that doesn't heal correctly for whatever reason.
I have had this for 4 years so I think I've been through it all too. Keep in mind that most of the people who are replying to these posts have been through it too. Do not discount the success, partial or full, that some have benefitted from as a result of surgery.
Rest doesn't work, cortisone treatments do not work, stretching and pt both negative. I had the adductor release done and it "fixed" all my issues with the pain as eminating from below, however, they failed to diagnose the problems it caused with my abdominal muscles so now I also have gilmore's. See, if the medical world cared or knew about the condition or regular people, I wouldn't have gilmore's groin because that only crept in about 18 months after the adductor tendinopathy.
And for your information, I am a female so I receive more shoddy service than a man. One thing to remember here is that it will affect my ability to bear a child if it is not corrected soon. Most of my pubic symphasis is gone. I think I'd rather try more surgery to prevent the rest of it from eroding because if that happens, then what?
And it can be corrected. If I recall correctly, Adam Goucher had it, Carrie Tollefson had it and they are both back performing at high levels post-op. Not to mention 80 - 90% of all football and soccer players who get the condition too. What is important in the correction is duration of time and the concurring pathologies that additionally affect it. So before you go telling people that they 'have something wrong in the head' because they want to try to live a full life without pain if possible, think and do your research.
And while I agree that no one should take surgery lightly, if you have this condition, you've probably tried all other conservative methods and found out they don't work. We're all here to help each other so if you can't do it, don't write. Thanks.
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