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Can I go to physical therapy to strengthen my groin after a hernia?

Can I go to physical therapy to strengthen my groin after a hernia?

Yes, but...: As long as there is no discomfort, you can attend physical therapy. This however will not fix the hernia. The only way to accomplish that is with an operation. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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What is the best physical therapy for C5 hernia?

What is the best physical therapy for C5 hernia?

What you tolorate: Physical therapy is not ' one for all; treatment just like medication your physical therapy doctor will prescribe you, based on what risks are involved , what is needed, what you can tolerate, duration intensity , frequency etc will be determined after examination. Good luck in your c 5 disc herniation & get well. ...Read more

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Hi , i recently had inguinal hernia surgery 6months ago. Im doing physiotherapy and recently after exercising, next day i get tingles, is this normal?

Hi , i recently had inguinal hernia surgery 6months ago. Im doing physiotherapy and recently after exercising, next day i get tingles, is this normal?

Can be: The area has some sensitive nerves and it is common to experience some numbness, tingling or even pain in the groin area after a repair. Try some gentle massage in the area along with cold therapy. Most of these symptoms should go away by 9 months. ...Read more

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Physical therapy for groin syndrome?

Deoends: Technically, there is not one syndrome called "groin syndrome." groin pain can result from adductor tendonitis, a sports hernia, an inguinal hernia, hip joint problems, osteitis pubis, pubic bone stress fractures & pelvic nerve problems...Just to name a few. Physical therapy can be helpful for tendonitis, some hip joint issues & sports hernias, but it's always best to get a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can happen if i ignore a hernia at the groin area without treatment or surgery?

What can happen if i ignore a hernia at the groin area without treatment or surgery?

Hernia: Hernia repair is always recommended, risk/benefit analysis favors repair. However, it is elective outpatient procedure when healthy and not having symptoms (no er visits), okay to visit surgeon, get monitored. Elective scheduling with monitoring, can be 6 to 12 months out. Be well. ...Read more

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Small, invisible, hard lump in thigh/groin area. light pain when pushed. occasional discomfort on its own. hernia? swollen lymph node? treatment?

Sometimes it: is difficult if not impossible to tell on physical exam alone whether an inguinal mass is an incarcerated hernia or an enlarged lymph node. Treatment is completely different for these conditions, so you need to see a doctor who can distinguish one from the other. Your doctor might even order an imaging test such as ultrasound. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for severe groin pain while walking generated by a hip joint (not a hernia, not kidney stone)?

What is the treatment for severe groin pain while walking generated by a hip joint (not a hernia, not kidney stone)?

Rest and ibuprofen: If there is no history of trauma or other concerning symptoms such as fever or leg numbness I would recommend a course of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen or naproxen. You could also rest the extremity by keeping off of it. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a holistic treatment for an inguinal hernia?

Anyone know what is a holistic treatment for an inguinal hernia?

None: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall, and the only way to make that go away is with a surgical procedure. There may be other non-surgical methods for treating the symptoms, such as support garments, or a variety of medications and/or herbs, acupuncture, etc. Tese other methods will not "cure" the hernia however. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is surgery the only treatment of inguinal hernia in a toddler? Is there any other option if it's not that bad?

Only option : It would be nice if these could be treated non-surgically, but there is no other option. Inguinal hernia, unlike umbilical hernia in children is thought to have a lower overall risk for repair rather than observation. See a pediatric surgeon for a more complete evualuation. Appointment in the next week or two should be ok if there are no symptoms. If severe pain, head to an ER. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Physical Therapy (Definition)

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Physiotherapy (Definition)

Physiotherapy programs, or physical therapy, work to improve movement capacity in those recovering ...Read more