For the last 6 months I have been struggling with groin pain. I saw several doctors who confirmed I had no hernia, before seeing 2 physiotherapists, neither of whome managed to cure the pain I was suffering. I stopped working out and playing football months ago, and I am still in the same pain. Now 2 weeks ago I was diagnosed with a sports hernia from an Orthopedist, who has refered me to a general surgeon to organise having Laparoscopic surgery to solve the problem.
A brief history is that I am currently 140 lbs and 6"2, a couple of years ago I was 180 lbs with the same body fat but a knee injury and then this has caused me to loose all the weight I had managed to put on.
Not being able to return to the gym has me about ready to take a dive of a cliff, and after hours of trawling through the net I have found countless reports of people who have had sports hernia surgery and have not been able to return to the sports or weights they previously had.
Has anyone had any experiance with sports hernia's ( also known as gilmour's groin or athletic pubalgia ) and can give me some advice? Anything would be greatly appreciated. I noticed a lot of people commenting on other forums they believed they had a sports hernia after only 1 or 2 weeks of them first feeling groin pain, and from what I have found out so far it seems like at that stage its far more likely to be a groin strain.
One final point is has anyone tried fixing a sports hernia with just rehab?
I intend to use this thread as a log of my progress so anyone else suffering with the same problem can hopefully get something from it.