Sports Hernia Symptoms
Sports hernia symptoms are quite often misdiagnosed even though it is one of the more common sports injuries. A sports hernia is different from other types of hernia in that it occurs in a different part of the groin. The hernia occurs because the muscles and tendons in the lower abdominal wall weaken. This can happen even with people who have strong abdominal muscles because the abdominal wall in this particular area is very thin. The symptoms that occur are common to all sports hernias.
- Slow onset of aching pain. The pain doesn't always come on strong and fast. It quite often will start slow with an aching pain in the lower abdomen. This could happen the day after a big game or match when you find it difficult to get out of bed or out of your car. In the beginning you may even be able to continue playing your sport, but the pain will get increasingly worse.
- Pain in the groin. Groin pain is the most common and well known sports hernia symptom, but it is also the symptom of several other problems. It is important to see a doctor who is competent in diagnosing a sports hernia if you think you may have one.
- Testicle pain. There is quite often pain in the testicles when you have a sports hernia, but it is also difficult to pinpoint exactly where the pain is coming from.
- Increase in pain during physical activity. A common symptom of a sports hernia is the pain becoming worse with sudden movements. This could be anything from sprinting or kicking to just coughing or sneezing.