Health Tip: Dealing With a Sports Hernia11/26/10
(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
- Taking medication to alleviate inflammation, pain and
- Possibly having surgery to alleviate the injury, followed by
rehabilitation to help speed recovery.
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