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?
A General Surgeon diagnoses Sports Hernia by conducting a physical examination and imaging tests such as X-rays, and MRI.
HOW IS SPORTS HERNIA TREATED?
Non-surgical repair of Sports Hernia involves rest, physical therapy and giving anti-inflammatory medicines. Surgical treatment involves repair of torn tissues through a traditional incision. Post-surgical rehabilitation may be given to help patients regain strength
DID YOU KNOW?
Sports hernia limits athletic performance and can be a ‘career-ending’ injury.