Jerry Deutsch has kindly put together the following nutrition information:
A Healing Diet for Sports Hernia Surgery
High biological value proteins that are easy to digest:
- White fish: tilapia, cod, dover sole
- White meat chicken, and turkey
- Micronized whey or whey isolate powder for smoothie preparation
Complex carbohydrates: White basmati rice, quinoa, thick rolled oats (which confer excellent soluble fiber) yams and sweet potatoes, winter squashes such as acorn, butternut and delicata varieties. Ezekiel bread (fully sprouted).
Athletes often present with a long history of pain and multiple previous operations. This makes determining the exact source of the pain difficult. I often use trigger point injections to try to localize the pain. For example, assume an athlete presents with pain that is near the origin of the adductor longus tendon. If that tendon is injected with lidocaine (a local anesthetic) and the pain gets better, then that would be strong evidence that the adductor longus is the source of the pain. In a similar manner other structures can be injected such as the ilio inguinal nerve, the genital nerve, the spermatic cord, the symphysis pubis, etc With sequential trigger point injection, the etiology of chronic pain can often be identified then the appropriate treatment can be started.
A good source for information on how to perform nerve blocks is:
I wanted to thank you again for the wonderful work you did with me 2 years ago. It has been 2 years since my bilateral surgery and I have run 6 marathons! Two weeks ago I ran a 50 mile ultramarathon, my first!! What a wonderful feeling!! I have also participated in 10+ adventure races and have won or placed highly in many of those races. I owe you a debt of gratitude for restoring a passion of mine. My life is better because of how you helped me.
The ability to run is an enormous part of my life and you gave that back to me.
I can never thank you enough for that and I will continue to recommend that others with similar issues speak to you about their conditions.
Scott Sealy, Number 9 with the San Jose Earthquakes, has fully recovered from the repair of his Sports Hernia. Scott reports that he is back to 100% and is able to contribute to the team.
I went to Vietnam over the Thanksgiving Holiday by invitation of the national coach. I operated on twelve patients. With time and physical therapy I expect they will all have a successful return to sports. Below is a picture of Nghia (national soccer team) just before going to the operating room.