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 doctor may perform a complete physical examination and also inquire about your recent physical activity. The general surgeon may check for pain or tenderness in the groin area. X-rays or MRI may help in confirming diagnosis of Sports Hernia.
HOW IS SPORTS HERNIA TREATED?
While Sports Hernia is treated with medication, physical therapy also helps in relieving the pain. In certain cases, however, Sports Hernia is treated with surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
Though not a serious issue initially, it can gradually spread and become a firmer bulge that makes treatment complicated.