Sports Hernia

What is an Sports Hernia?


A sports hernia is an injury of the groin area caused by repetitive twisting and turning at high speed. This type of hernia occurs mainly in people who play ice hockey, soccer, and tennis.

Hernias are more common in men.

What are the symptoms of sports hernia?


The symptoms of a sports hernia are swelling and a feeling of heaviness, tugging, or burning in the area of the groin. You will probably feel better if you lie down.

How is sports hernia treated?


Conservative treatments like anti-inflammatory injections or medications will be given to reduce the inflammation to the area.

If the conservative treatment is not effective, surgery may be an alternative.

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