A Sports hernia is also known as athletic pubalgia is a common injury incurred by athletes. Sports that involve repetitive energetic twisting turning and leg movements are the main culprits. Extreme strain exerted on the muscles of the lower abdomen results in the weakening or tear of these muscles which leads to groin based pain called the sports hernia. In most hernia cases, this results in the bulging of one side of the groin, but this isn't the case in a sports hernia since there isn't a complete tear to allow pressure from the small intestines to cause the bulge. Many of the symptoms that indicate sports hernia are pain related and need medical attention for accurate diagnosis. It may take years before a proper diagnosis is arrived at due to the similarities with other groin injuries. Many athletes suffer from a sports hernia, so you are not alone in this.
Sharp pain in your groin area in the main indicative symptom. The tear or lesion that has formed on your groin radiates so much pain that is often not as much as a chronic hernia. This will mainly occur during intense physical activities. If the pain relapses during simple activities such as getting out of your car or just planting your foot firmly on the ground. It causes immense pain then you should consider your options. It is advised that one rests and avoids intense physical activity that might cause irritation to the groin area. This is to prevent further abrasion causing long-term, chronic hernia.
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