I had laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery back in September of this year. Surgery went well and Doctor told me I could start back with weightlifting about 8 weeks post surgery. I’ve been back to the gym and have since started with very light weights. After working out I am very sore around the area where the mesh was put in.
Is this normal or should I relax with the weightlifting?
I am using very light weights when working out. If this is normal, how long will I feel this soreness?
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.
Hey according to your health and body, do your workout. There are different different fitness programme for each and everyone depending on their strength and capability of doing exercise. So check your body capability and the strength and then be fit. Otherwise any disadvantage can occur. take care.
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