Sports Hernia is an injury of the soft tissue in the groin area. Sports Hernia usually occurs during sport activities that are intense or involve sudden changes in position or twisting motion. Sports Hernia usually leads to traditional abdominal hernia. Symptoms of Sports Hernia are:
• Severe pain in groin area
• Pain alleviated with rest
• May lead to inguinal hernia
HOW IS SPORTS HERNIA DIAGNOSED?
The clinical diagnosis of Sports hernia requires 3 essential elements: (1) a supra-inguinal component of chronic exercise-related groin pain, (2) an abnormal conjoint tendon on imaging and/or physical examination, and (3) a dynamic finding of incipient direct bulge of the posterior inguinal wall when forcefully contracting the abdominal muscles.
HOW IS SPORTS HERNIA TREATED?
Treatment for sports hernia includes complete bed rest along with medications and physiotherapy to help the patient recuperate. Besides this, surgical procedures may be needed in rare cases.
DID YOU KNOW?
In medical terms, Sports Hernia is also known as Athletic Pubalgia.