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.
Wendell has a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy from Iligan Medical Center College and an Associate's Degree 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.