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  • drtowfigh

    November 29, 2015 at 5:50 am

    Soreness after working out

    There is no consensus as to the length of time, if any, that is appropriate to limit weight lifting and other gym activities after laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Many specialists, including myself, do not place a limit.

    Also, weight lifting and other gym type activities typically do not increase your abdominal pressure, if performed correctly.

    That said, it is hard to know why patients get pain in the mesh area. One possibility is that the repair is tight and so there is a little pulling. If tacks were used, there may be pulling at the tack. It is rarely due to a recurrence.

    In most cases, the pain resolves and the pain is not a sign of anything bad. Infrequently, tacks may need to be removed. If it persists or gets worse, then I would evaluate it for a hernia recurrence.

    Dr Earle recommends use of Aspercreme or Myoflex cream over the area. You can also use muscle relaxant compounded creams prescribed by your doctor.