Sports Hernia aka Athletic Pubalgia: Episode 66
In this episode: Pain in your groin or lower abdomen that gets better with rest but keeps coming back? This is most likely a Sports Hernia, aka Athletic Pubalgia
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Brief except from the episode:
Sports hernia, is a bit of a misnomer. Really this is a tear of the abdominal wall or a groin muscle right at the pelvis. A hernia can develop when left untreated in late, late stages.
Most tears occur in the oblique muscle, a tear can also occur in the adductor (groin) muscles. These tears occur at the pelvis. So these injuries are often ligament and tendon and therefore take much longer to heal.
The most common symptom is sharp groin pain during sport. This usually happens as a result of twisting hard on a planted foot.
Symptoms will resolve relatively quickly with rest but return quickly if not treated appropriately. The best treatment for this is graded exposure. Performing pain free movements and working further and further into the motion needed for sport.
On occasion a sports hernia will need surgery to correct but most respond well to 6-8 weeks of physical therapy.
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