Six-Week Rehabilitation Program for a Remarkable Sports Hernia Surgery Recovery (Part 1)
Having diagnosed and surgically repaired sports hernias for patients from around the country, as well as hockey players for the San Jose Sharks, no one understands your urge to get back to life as usual like my staff and I do. However, surgically repairing an inguinal disruption (sports hernia) is in fact a surgery, and recovery needs to be taken seriously. Not doing so can prolong your healing time, or worse, cause re-injury that requires additional surgery.
Before you begin your post sports hernia recovery program, keep in mind three very important points over the six-week program:
- Remember, every body heals at a different pace. You will heal. Be patient.
- Listen to your body. If you experience pain or weakness, do not think twice about delaying your rehabilitation by a few days or even a week or two.…
Stupid Things People Do to Risk Their Sports Hernia Surgery Recovery
The pain of a sports hernia injury can be debilitating and require extensive physical therapy, rest, and in some cases, surgery. If you’ve had surgery for a sports hernia, you are probably wondering what can you do to ensure that you don’t jeopardize your recovery. It’s a common question: what is the sports hernia surgery recovery time frame?
First, it’s important to follow any and all post-operative instructions that you have been given. Yes, that means exactly as written. Although you may feel ready to begin more intense activity, doing so may re-aggravate the sports hernia injury and sideline you for an even longer period of time. Any kind of physical activity involving your core muscles, the abdominals and groin, will put pressure on and strain your repaired hernia, so it’s important to take resuming activity one…
Sports Hernia Surgery Recovery: What to Expect Post Surgery
You’ve just had surgery to repair a sports hernia. The pain has sidelined you long enough and you’re more than ready to get back to life as usual, whether that’s running, dancing, playing hockey, tennis, professionally or as an amateur. But what’s even more important than getting off the sidelines, so to speak, is making certain you don’t compromise your sports hernia repair. Fortunately, with a little patience and following your doctor’s orders, you’re sports hernia surgery recovery will be relatively short. Most sports hernia patients are back to full speed in two to three months.
Here’s what to expect (and to keep in mind) post sports hernia surgery:
The surgical area will remain numb for eight to 16 hours if you elected for local anesthetic. After that, manage any pain with OTC pain medications (like Advil or Tylenol) for mild…