Sports hernias occur to soft tissue in the groin area. They most often occur where the abdominal and adductor muscles attach to the pubic bone. Sport activities that involve planting the feet and twisting are often the most common causes of sport related hernias. The main culprit though is the lack of conditioning and training of the muscles and ligaments. A certified Orlando sports medicine masseuse can help get you in shape before you injury yourself or rehabilitate you after you have sustained an injury.
Once your doctor has determined that your hernia is sports related and not a traditional hernia, you can start your treatment. Orlando medical massage can help you with a nonsurgical physical therapy program. A couple of weeks after your injury, once the swelling and pain has subsided, you can begin physical therapy exercises to improve the strength and flexibility in the abdomen and inner thigh area. These core muscle injuries need therapy focused on strengthening the back, side, and butt muscles. Sports massages offers physical therapy treatments that focus on these core muscles along with orthopedic massage, tai chi, medical massage and other techniques that can be combined for your individual needs.
The catch phrase "groin pull" is commonly used in the sports arena, it can be a simple muscle pull, and without the proper strength training of the adductor muscles it can lead to a sports hernia. Get the proper physical training before you start sports like hockey, basketball, football and soccer. These activities place a lot of physical exertion on your legs and core muscles with twisting and turning and can lead to sports hernias.
Low back pain can be caused by multiple factors. The culprit doctors almost always say is bulging disc or pinched nerve along the spine. What if the examination does not show any bulging disc or pinched nerve but you still feel immense pain? Because the doctor did not see anything wrong with you, he/she just gives you a prescription. If that doesn't work, he/she gives you a stronger prescription.
Does this sound familiar? I have clients come to me with this problem and found out that although there's nothing wrong with their discs or nerves but everything going wrong with the muscles around the spine, around the pelvis, hips and thigh. Muscle imbalance can create havoc in the low back with muscles on one side being tighter than the opposite side. This can be due to repetitive muscle use, poor habitual body positioning or poor body mechanics.
Advanced massage techniques, range of motion exercises and active assisted stretching will do the trick. No need for prescriptions, steroids or surgery. You wouldn't use a mallet on a small nail would you?
Wendell has a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy from Iligan Medical Center College and a diploma in Massage Therapy from Southeast Institute of Oriental Medicine. He obtained the Excellence Award for Tui Na Chinese Medical Massage and has a private practice in Clermont, Florida.