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What is sports hernia?

What is sports hernia?

Due to strenuous: activity ( as in sports ) layers of muscle will tare and cause defects ( hernia ) Usual physical examination may not show , some times will need special radiological studies . ...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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How to know if I have a sports hernia?

How to know if I have a sports hernia?

Athletic pubalgia: Sports hernia is a term typically used for groin pain in an athlete (athletic pubalgia), often in the absence o a hernia on physical exam. It is a hotly debated topic, and perhaps a consult with a general surgeon interested in hernia disease may help. You can find one at the americas hernia society website. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as a sports hernia?

Is there such a thing as a sports hernia?

Yes, but: Sports hernia is an ill defined entity usually used to describe groin pain in an athlete with or without a hernia. The term athletic pubalgia is probably a better term to be used. Additionally, since there is no uniform diagnosis, treatment types are not uniform, and include surgical and non surgical options depending on the specific case. See someone that specializes in sports hernias. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sports hernia?

What are the symptoms of a sports hernia?

Buldge in groin: Usualy a buldge in groin, pulling sensastion, discomfort with straining are the most comon sensation. All are asociated with increased activity. ...Read more

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What can be done to treat or repair a sports hernia.

What can be done to treat or repair a sports hernia.

See a surgeon: Hernias don't get better by themselves. See a general surgeon - who are the experts in hernia repair - and confirm the diagnosis, and discuss whether it needs surgery. ...Read more

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What's the difference between an ing uinal and sports hernia?

What's the difference between an ing uinal and sports hernia?

Sports hernia: Inguinal hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall in the groin, through which fat and intestines can migrate. A sports hernia typically refers to pain in the groin without a hernia defect (hole) detected on physical exam. It typically occurs in young athletes, and the diagnosis and treatment i controversial, but generally starts with rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medications such as naprosyn (naproxen). ...Read more

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Can i play sports if i think I have a hernia?

Can i play sports if i think I have a hernia?

Probably: If you have a hernia, let pain or discomfort be your guide. If it hurts, take it easy. If you find yourself limiting your activity because of a hernia, see a general surgeon it a consultation. ...Read more

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Can a sports hernia heal without surgery?

Not if true hernia: The term sports hernia is a controversial one. If you feel a defect in the abdominal wall and a bulge the answer is no. If it is just pain, and tenderness, i would try rest and rehab before sugary is undertaken. There are reports of people with pain and tenderness that do not have a bulging and far surgery they improve, but it wild be my last resort. Surgery could worsen the situation. ...Read more

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Can a sports hernia be healed without a surgery?

Can a sports hernia be healed without a surgery?

Depends: Sports "hernias" are sometimes ligament damage, and waiting a few weeks to see if it gets better is advisable. If there's a hernia bulge, get it fixed! ...Read more

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Had pain in left groin, now right for 10 months. Dr not sure what it is. Physically checked for a hernia but nothing felt. Sports hernia?

Had pain in left groin, now right for 10 months. Dr not sure what it is. Physically checked for a hernia but nothing felt. Sports hernia?

Muscle strain: or tear. May not be a hernia at all. Could be micro tears of groin strain, especially if not groin lump. Have physician check groin muscles and lymph nodes. Consult PT ...Read more