Sports Hernia Prevention & Adductor Tendon Injury Prevention
Of the injuries suffered by professional hockey players, injuries to the adductor tendons represent about 10% of the total. Hockey players with weak adductors have a much higher incidence of adductor muscle injuries. If an athlete is placed on a program that focuses on strengthening the adductor muscle group, the incidence of adductor injures falls by a factor of 5.
- Adductor Stretches
- Side Lunges
- Pelvic tilts
- Ball squeezes
- Concentric adduction
- Seated adduction
- Balance board
Source: Nicholas, Stephen J;Tyler, Timothy F. Adductor muscle strains in sport. Sports Med (2002) 32: 339-44.
The groin injury that is called a “Sports Hernia” by many physicians is a real problem for athletes. But unfortunately, very few surgeons (especially in the US) understand the problem. This leads to many athletes receiving inadequate evaluations and treatments. I have cared for many athletes who have suffered with a “Sports Hernia” for years and have seen many “Specialists” before they finally had the right diagnostic tests performed and the injury adequately treated. In reviewing the information available on the Internet, it was obvious that much of the information out there was wrong. There was no one place where an athlete or physician could find the information they needed and information that they could rely on.
My goal in developing “SportsHernia.Com” was to provide a place where athletes and physicians could find the current information they needed to make the right decisions. “SportsHernia.Com” discusses the problem in a concise…
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To your good health.
Dr. William Brown, MD