Sports Hernia News


Graded Body Rotation

Perhaps, if you are a football fan, you have recently seen Aaron Rodgers throw the football in some of the most exciting games of the season. What you may have noticed is that he is, indeed, quite spectacular. One reason, … Continued
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Kids and Sports; Some Thoughts

I always watch my kids playing organized sports with a mix of fascination, pride and, well, horror. Like all parents, I am fascinated by how good some of the kids are, and certainly I am proud of my own kids … Continued
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Major League Hip and Groin Pain

A recent article in The American Journal of Orthopedics by Coleman et. al. is titled “The Epidemiology of Hip and Groin Injuries in Professional Baseball Players.” It is an interesting study for two reasons. The first is that baseball has … Continued
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On Preventing Sports Hernias

A patient of mine recently pointed out an article by Mike Cantrell: The Soccer Players’ Tug of War: A Simple Understanding of Athletic Pubalgia and Sports Hernias. I read the article and two thoughts followed. First, great understanding of the … Continued
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Dynamic Stretching Routines: Love Them

As I stood at the 700 degree Weber grilling steaks next to my lacrosse coach brother-in-law this weekend, I brought up the fact that my lacrosse playing population sustaining groin injuries was on the rise. Proportionally, he told me, this … Continued
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The Common Aponeurotic Plate is the key to understanding Sports Hernia and Athletic Pubalgia

The pubic attachments, meaning the structures of the body coming from the abdomen and the legs, centrally all attach to the pubic bone. The Rectus, Adductor, Pectineus, Conjoint Tendon, and Inguinal Ligament have fibers which interdigitate (create a crossing pattern … Continued
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Protecting your groin: attempt to avoid injury

Injury in the groin generally occurs in two ways. There is the acute, explosive maneuver which immediately causes the tear at the pubis. But more commonly, and less known, is the frequent low level micro-tears which can build up to … Continued
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The female athlete and increasing injury trends

I attended the 2016 Soccer Medicine Symposium last night in New York. Several points made during the lectures were not surprising: the fact that soccer is becoming exceedingly popular in the US, especially with the female gender; the fact that … Continued
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ESPN – Sport Science

I recently watched an ESPN video entitled “Sport Science: Aroldis Chapman,” in which the mechanics of the 105 mph pitcher were examined. Although the torque Chapman generates on his elbow and shoulder are extraordinary, his separation of lower and upper … Continued
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NHL Ducks

NHL Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf apparently played in the Western Conference finals with a sports hernia, as revealed on the NBC Sports website. Ultimately, he did not need surgery. It is important to realize that not all sports hernia diagnoses … Continued
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