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Sports Hernia

A hernia can be a confusing term because there are two types of hernia that can affect your body. One is an abdominal hernia. This is when a part of one of your internal organs bursts through a weak spot in your abdominal muscles. This is a painful condition that often requires surgery for treatment.

The other type of hernia is a sports hernia. This is a condition that refers to tears in the muscles, ligaments or tendons in your groin. These tears are known as a sports hernia due to their common occurrence in athletes. However, they can affect you regardless of whether you participate in sports.

A sports hernia is caused when your leg twists while your feet are planted in the ground. This is common in sports where cleats are used to help your feet grip the ground, but it also occurs in other sports or activities in which the use of the legs is strenuous.

Treating a sports hernia with physical therapy

Treatments for sports hernias vary depending on the severity of your hernia. Typically, sports rehab with a physical therapist is the preferred method of treatment. Physical therapists are effective in reducing hernia pain and helping you regain the use of your legs and groin without drugs or surgery.

Most sports hernia treatments from a physical therapist will include stretches and exercises to improve the strength and flexibility of the muscles in your groin. This can help improve the condition of the damaged muscles so they can heal quicker, and it can help prevent future sports hernias.

The tears in some sports hernias are so severe that surgery may be necessary to repair them. However, physical therapy can still help in these cases. A physical therapist can help you prepare your body before surgery and recover well afterward.

Visit SSOR for sports hernia rehab

Have you twisted your leg in a way that has stretched or torn your groin? You may have a sports hernia. Our team at SSOR can examine your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you recover from your sports hernia. Contact us today to learn more about sports hernia treatment or to schedule an initial appointment.