I've had two inguinal hernia repairs, one in 1998 without mesh and a second in 2005 with mesh. Since the 2005 repair, I've had chronic off and on mild pressure and pain. Recently I've had a flare up of pain that has lasted about 6-7 weeks now. I've been very inactive in this time period and have not been doing any treadmill walking like I used to. So I have to wonder if my inactivity has actually been a factor in this flare up.
I've read here and there that some people use physical therapy to treat post hernia-repair pain. Can anyone enlighten me on the specifics of such physical therapy? Are there specific exercises I could try?