Sports Hernia Rehabilitation
Post Surgery Rehabilitation is Vital for Recovery
You were diagnosed with a sports hernia, you had surgery, and now it’s time to take it easy and allow your body to heal. This may sound easier than it actually is, since athletes are accustomed to using their bodies all the time. Rest and downtime might not be a very welcome idea—but if you don’t follow your surgeon’s guidelines, you’ll increase the chance of re-injury.
The truth is, after sports hernia surgery, you will need to go through a six-week rehabilitation program in order to fully recover. This rehab typically includes plenty of rest, dietary instructions, and physical therapy—although every patient is different. This period of recovery is to help you gain back your core strength and get your body back on track.
Although the rehabilitation period is highly important, for many it’s a major exercise in patience—and often, athletes make themselves…
How to Avoid Chronic Pain After Inguinal Hernia Repair Surgery
Pain directly after an operation is called acute pain. It is related to the operation itself and resolves as you heal from the operation. Chronic pain is pain that persists even after everything is healed.
Chronic pain after hernia repair can be debilitating and affect every aspect of your life. Be sure that you do everything you can to avoid chronic pain and promote rapid healing.
Avoid mesh hernia repair. Problems with mesh are the most common causes of chronic pain after hernia repair. Sometimes mesh will often become stiff with scar tissue and then when you bend and twist and the mesh does not bend and twist with you, you have pain. Also there are many sensitive structures in the inguinal region. If a nerve or the spermatic cord get stuck to the mesh then you will suffer…
Effective Herbal Therapy for Recovering from Sports Hernia Surgery
It is common for athletes to be particular about what they put into their bodies. Many of my patients prefer to avoid narcotics to control pain and promote healing post sports hernia surgery. Recovery without prescription medications is possible using a herbal approach, which does not compromise an athlete’s dedication to an all-natural or organic diet.
After surgery, most surgeons prescribe strong pain medication such as Vicodin or Percocet. These narcotics help to reduce pain, but come with significant side effects. Patients commonly report a “brain fog” or feelings of confusion. Some even experience serious hallucinations. More often, nausea and obstipation (severe constipation) can be side effects of strong painkillers.
In addition to their side effects, these medicines only help to cover up the pain, not treat its underlying causes. To treat the source of pain, herbal treatments can be more…
Conquering Post Sports Hernia Surgery Blues
After a successful sports hernia surgery, take your recovery slow and steady. Follow the recovery plan designed by your sports hernia specialist, and you will be back to sports in no time. Some athletes fight the urge to jump right back into their normal routine immediately. Others let fear keep them on the sidelines more so than necessary. The right way to approach your recovery is somewhere in the middle.
Re-injury is not something any athlete wants to happen. If you spend time recovering from a sports hernia, the last thing you want is to start the process all over again. If you follow your recovery plan carefully, coming back from a sports hernia is not complicated or a lengthy process. Dr. William Brown has years of experience helping professional athletes recover, and he works with each patient to create his or her individualized…
Don’t Let the Holidays Ruin Your Sports Hernia Prevention Techniques or Recovery
The holidays are upon us, and along with the season comes music, family and food. The last months of the year are notorious for plates loaded with turkey, ham and stuffing. Did we say pie? When the holidays roll around, things get complicated. Sugary muffins and holiday treats take the place of fruit and oatmeal at breakfast. Potluck work lunches win over salads brought from home. Holiday parties with punches and appetizers can be nearly impossible to avoid. It’s no surprise that even the most diligent among us tend to gain a little bit of weight around the holiday season. What may be surprising is that extra weight also puts your ability to prevent or recover from a sports hernia at risk.
Proper nutrition that comes with eating well brings a whole host of benefits to your body,…
Making the Most of Your Post-Sports Hernia Surgery Recovery Time
It’s been a long road to get to this point. Waiting in doctors’ offices, listening to options, and finally deciding on surgery. Once the operation goes well, it can seem like you’re in the clear. It might be tempting to speed through your post-operation plan and get back to doing what you love as soon as possible. But neglecting your recovery is the easiest way to find yourself injured all over again.
Recovering from a sports hernia isn’t the easiest task in the world, but it’s a downhill slope. You’ve already been through the toughest parts, so why stop now? Rehabilitation is far from an inconvenience – it’s the key to getting back to full strength.
An experienced sports hernia specialist is the best person to guide you through recovery. Dr. William Brown and his team create a specialized recovery…