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  • Sports Hernia, Diagnostic Test to confirm

    Posted by Dennis461 on October 8, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Would a CT with contrast and an ultrasound be sufficient to establish a diagnosis of sports hernia? If not, what test is required?
    If a sports hernia is confirmed, what are the treatment options? My guess is starting with rest and physical therapy, but I am also curious about other treatments that might be recommended prior to any surgical intervention….massage therapy, nerve blocks, etc etc.

    I apologize if this is a redundant post, I did a search and did not find the exact answers.

    Thank you for your assistance, I appreciate any advice.

    Dennis461 replied 6 years, 8 months ago 3 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Dennis461

    October 16, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Can you recommend anyone in your area? We may have to travel for treatment. Called three places here in Tucson with no luck – seems like every other condition is treated but “sports hernias” must be a specialty! Sorry to keep asking questions. Thanks, Dennis

  • drtowfigh

    October 15, 2017 at 7:22 am

    Injections are typically performed by a pain management specialist. Sometimes orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine doctors, and general surgeons do them, but not as a routine.

    Sorry, I don’t know of any in Az. Perhaps call your local sports medicine doctor or orthopedic surgeon and ask who they recommend.

  • Dennis461

    October 15, 2017 at 4:50 am

    Thank you for the reply, Dr. Towfigh. IF it should turn out to be a sports hernia, are there any recommendations you can make as to a healthcare provider in the Phoenix area who can diagnose, and who is experienced with injections? You may recall the situation – recurring pain after letting a weight (dumbbell) strike the site of an old incision scar.

  • drtowfigh

    October 14, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    A real sports hernia is a tear of the muscle. MRI is the best for this diagnosis.

    Surgery is last on the the list of treatments. First it’s rest and anti-inflammatories. Next may be injections.

  • Dennis461

    October 11, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Thanks for the link. It’s really a lot of information to be found there. I had posted here as my son has in the past consulted with one of the physicians who posts here and I know her to be very knowledgeable and helpful. Thanks again.

  • Good intentions

    October 11, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    I hope it’s okay to post a link to another site here. I think that this site is more about real hernias, of which the “sports hernia” is not one. A sports hernia does not involve abdominal contents getting pushed through an abdominal wall in to an area it doesn’t belong. It’s more of a muscle/nerve damage problem, as I understand it. It’s not a real hernia.

    Here’s a link with a huge thread about sports hernias, with some content about real hernias.

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