PAIN IN YOUR GROIN AREA? COULD BE A SPORTS HERNIA

What is it? An inguinal disruption is when abdominals or associated tendons and surrounding ligaments experience a sprain or tear. Completely unrelated to a hernia associated with intestinal bulging and therefor an attempt is being made to change the common name from sports hernia to inguinal disruption or athletic pubalgia. Mechanism of injury: Acute injuries occur with an aggressive twisting and extending maneuver of the trunk and lower body such as kicking a soccer ball or a slap shot in hockey. Chronic injuries occur over time and may not be associated with a specific injury. Modifiable contributing factors: Strength imbalances between the abdominals and lower legs Flexibility imbalanc