|Okay, I thought I would let you guys know, about 10 days ago I came across this site that said that you can relieve hernia pain and symptoms by massaging the reflexpoints on your feet. So I read up on it and started massaging my feet, which were pretty sore at the pressure points at the start. After a couple of days the pain started to recede, and believe it or not, the bulge in my groin got smaller and smaller too.
|Hi -- I'm 55 have a very small, painless, asymptomatic inguinal hernia on the right. I MAY have a tiny on the left as well, the doc's aren't sure (?).
Like everyone out there, I have read the endless surgery horror stories about mesh complications, infections, rejections, etc, and DESPERATELY want to avoid surgery.
So far, the doc's (two regular doc's and one specialist) have said "watchful waiting" is basically ok for now. Maybe they're coming to realize that the risks of surgery may, in some cases, be greater than the risk of just leaving things alone.
However, I'm scared of doing anything that might worsen the condition or "provoke" an accident, so I find myself being ultra-ultra-careful all the time, which is very limiting (I feel like I'm becoming an invalid).
I've been told that mild Pilates can be helpful, but I've seen one or two websites warning that it could make things worse (??). Same with cycling, have seen both sides. Anyone know anything about this?
I've ordered Hawthornia, and am interested in trying vitamin Q10.
Any info on "alternatives" would be DEEPLY appreciated as I don't want to start the "surgery cycle" with one operation after another. Many thanks.