Preventing a core muscle injury, sometimes referred to a sports hernia, from worsening or reoccurring involves focusing on the two causes of such injuries: overuse and acute injury. The Vincera Institute works with its patients to focus closely on lifestyle and other prevention programs to help you live healthy.
If you sustain a core injury, your first thought may be to just not continue with such activities until it feels better. Well, "not using" is not the same as "preventing overuse."
The key to preventing a sports hernia or core muscle injury from getting worse is to strengthen all your muscle groups equally and design exercises to maximize core strength so as to avoid wear and tear.
To avoid acute injuries caused by unusual movement or contortion, athletes should train for the "transition” scenarios that occur in each sport in which they participate. For example, baseball plays should train themselves to replicate the transitional moves that occur when pitching (or throwing) a baseball and when swinging a bat. There may be ways to incorporate training and practice techniques that train your body, minimize the huge force shifts that occur during these athletic movements and, at the same time, improve your performance.