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RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin", or &
I'm pretty sure I have this too. Started with a bad coughing fit over a period of 2-4 days that led to a mild but noticeable lower ab stitch that hung on for weeks after the sickness went away. Once that was gone I was noticing groin problems mostly on one side (same as the stitch) but did not make the connection, just blamed it on starting speedwork in March/April. Now w/ the benefit of this thread it looks like I have a classic sports hernia. It is most painful with sudden movements, as when starting a stride/sprint or when rising from the floor after lying on the nonaffected side (and abdecting the affected leg in so doing). I can run around all day at 7:00 pace thought.
I'll tell you what, this has gone on for 6 months now, and at no time has it either crippled my running 10% or gone away altogether. A month off did not heal it. In fact rest doesn't seem to do shit, I wake up in the morning more sore than the night before and it gets a little better with the day, kinda like PF. I guess doing ab exercises is not the smartest thing at this point, but on the other hand I am not going to fly all the way to Philly to let some surgeon go in there with a knife just so I can get out there and jog my 27 minute 5 mile races for a couple more years. Cycling/elliptical/power walking/fat fatty ass, here I come.
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