Sports Hernia Education


Good Pain vs. Bad Pain

My brother told me a while back that he is doing some kind of training regimen. You’ve all heard of the latest crazes–perhaps you are doing one or several of them yourselves. He wanted to know if the pain that … Continued
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How Important is a Physical Therapy Protocol after Athletic Pubalgia Surgery?

Originally, when we started focusing on the Athletic Pubalgia/Sports Hernia injury, we were not certain how important a Physical Therapy protocol was in the post op period. Our feeling was that although it couldn’t hurt, it was unclear as to … Continued
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Maneuvers to help avoid groin injury.

Two good stretching maneuvers for people trying to avoid pubic injury, or after Pubalgia surgery when recommended by the surgeon, are shown. The first is to stretch the anterior attachments to the pubis in a gentle and controlled fashion. The … Continued
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The Relationship Between the Hip Joint and Sports Hernia

The relationship between the hip joint and the sports hernia exist for two reasons. First, they are geographically part of the same joint space, and therefore pathology in one, by mechanical relationship, causes or influences problems in the other. Second, … Continued
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Problems with the hip joint, and athletic pubalgia are related

Recently, findings at the annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, suggested that problems with the hip joint, and athletic pubalgia are related. The investigators looked retrospectively at the MRIs and CTs of patients … Continued
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Do I just have one injury?

An article in published in Sports Medicine by Eckberg et. al. discussed a frequent, but rather unknown phenomenon regarding groin pain: multiple injuries. The article looked at 21 patients with groin pain and found that 19 of the 21 patients … Continued
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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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Is the Pubis a joint?

Patients understand what a joint is because it is a fairly straight-forward concept. A ball and socket joint and a hinge joint are the two most common joints in the body. The pubis is not a joint. True there is … Continued
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Why is the Groin and Pelvis so difficult to diagnose?

Two weeks ago I was in the lab with one of my colleagues. We were looking at the anatomy of the pelvis on several cadavers. One of the anatomy instructors asked us about the pathology that we see in our … Continued
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Why there are so few Groin Pain/Sports Hernia/Pubalgia Specialists

There are two questions the vast majority of my patients ask. The first is, why do I have this pain and how do I make it go away? The second is, why are you the only doctor in the New … Continued
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