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Pulled or torn groin vs hernia

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Can a pulled or torn groin muscle such as an adductor mimic a hernia symptomatically
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replied January 30th, 2011
Yes, although this would be far less common than an inguinal hernia (especially in males).


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replied February 4th, 2011
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After some conservative therapy, which entails stop playing the sport that caused the injury, rest and gentle stretching in the area of the injury, if the problem continues for longer than 6-8 weeks, you may want to start researching a condition known as ATHLETIC PUBALGIA (also referred to as: sports hernia, sportsman's groin, gilmore's groin)
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