Health knowledge made personal
Join this community!
› Share page:
Search posts:

Health Tip: Dealing with a Sports Hernia

Posted Nov 26 2010 7:00am
How to help it heal

By Diana Kohnle
Friday, November 26, 2010
HealthDay Logo

(HealthDay News) -- A sports hernia (medically called "athletic pubalgia") can develop from playing sports that require sudden changes in movement, such as wrestling, soccer, ice hockey or football. Although not a traditional bulge in abdominal or groin tissue, a sports hernia can lead to intense pain.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says these treatments can help a sports hernia heal:

  • Resting the injury for a week to 10 days, along with wrapping the area and applying ice.
  • Having physical therapy to strengthen the area, after a period of rest.
  • Taking medication to alleviate inflammation, pain and swelling.
  • Possibly having surgery to alleviate the injury, followed by rehabilitation to help speed recovery.

Post a comment
Write a comment:

Related Searches