Sports Hernia: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


What Is Sports Hernia?

Sports hernia is when the muscles in the groin area tear.  This type of hernia generally occurs in people who play sports such as, ice hockey, soccer, or tennis.  This is due to intense twisting movements and sudden change in directions.  A sports hernia can also occur due to overuse of the groin muscles, causing stress on the inguinal wall.  In general, almost any activity that causes an increase of pressure eon the abdomen causes a sports hernia, if treatment is not seemed, a sports hernia may become chronic, or have disabling pain that prevents an individual from resuming sports activities. 

Sports Hernia Causes

  1. Both pressure and opening or weakness of muscle or fascia 
  2. Muscle weakness 
  3. Poor nutrition 
  4. Smoking
  5. Overuse/ Overexertion 
  6. Obesity 
  7. Constipation 
  8. Persistent coughing or sneezing 

Sports Hernia Symptoms 

  1. Pain located in the groin
  2. There may be no visible budge, but overtime may lead to an inguinal hernia which forms a visible bulge 

Sports Hernia Treatment 

ASTR treats  sports hernia in a gentle, effective, and natural way by addressing muscle imbalances, scar tissue, trigger points,  fascia restrictions, inflammation, posture, body mechanics which are often the source of the pain. ASTR takes a holistic approach to address the root causes of pain, not just the symptoms. ASTR treatment can be done at home for sports hernia.

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