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What is a Sports Hernia and Groin Injury?
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What are sports hernias and groin injuries?

There really is no such thing as a "sports hernia." But let's be honest, do you see a coach or athlete name-dropping a science term such as "athletic pubalgia" during an interview or press conference? Exactly. So, the term "sports hernia" has worked its way into the nomenclature of sports injuries for fans and athletes. However, there is no herniation that leads to the protrusion of abdominal contents. It is a set of muscle injuries that involve neighboring bones. The term "sports hernia" has created many false assumptions and off-target procedures. The real issue is a core muscle injury. Core injuries involve tears, pulls and strains.

So then what is a "sports hernia" really all about?

What a "sports hernia" or, to use the correct scientific term of "athletic pubalgia" actually describes the presence of pain around the pubic bone in athletes. It often will occur in the lower abdomen.

And what is a groin injury?

A groin injury is a tear, pull or strain to any of the adductor muscles, located in the inner thigh.

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What causes a sports hernia or groin injury?

These injuries are common in athletes. They can be caused by sudden movements such as twisting or cutting to change direction while moving swiftly.

Sports hernia and groin injury symptoms

If you are having symptoms of a core muscle injury, a severe pain may develop in the affected area at the time of injury. It can subside with rest, but it likely will return as you return to sports activity. You likely will not see a bulge like you would with an actual hernia.
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