Are You a Candidate For Sports Hernia Surgery?
Sports hernia patients are predominantly men, although women can also suffer this type of injury. Athletes participating in extreme and repeated twisting-and-turning sports such as football, hockey, soccer, and tennis are the most likely candidates for treatment.
Symptoms of a sports hernia include:
- Pain in the lower abdomen
- Pain in the groin
- Pain in the testicle (males)
- Persistent pain lasting over a month
Often, patients report a history of chronic groin pain but experience relief from rest. However, the situation worsens with every run, cut, forward bend or other movement where the groin is strained. Most hernia patients cannot remember a specific injury for the onset. Rather, the initial tear is compounded as a group of small tears due to continued participation in athletic activities.
Many times, a sports hernia is misdiagnosed as a groin pull, strained abdominal muscle or other injury. If you believe your sports hernia has been misdiagnosed then an appointment and exam with Dr. Brown will give you a definitive answer. He will begin with a comprehensive evaluation followed by treatment recommendations and thorough recovery strategy.
Learn more about Dr. Brown’s approach to the treatment of sports hernias or contact Dr. Brown for additional information.