Need some advice adductors

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    Feb 18, 2008 8:31 PM GMT
    Hi guys being mucked around by the medical profession over here.

    Long and short of it 3 years ago I gahd a car crash and cant do any impact work or running since. Been having physio ultrasound and massage which improved movement but didnt resolve the paid or lack of muscle function.

    Anyhow finally had an MRI after 3 years of complaining and it turns out its a severe level 3 adductor shear with swelling where it joins the tendons and ligaments.

    Anyhow thats it they have the diagnosis and sent me on my way! Now after 3 years its great to have a diagnosis and I see this is commonly referred to as a sports hernia but has anyone any ideas on treatment? Are operations succesful? and after such a long period too!

    Any help or thoughts would be very gratefuly received
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    Feb 20, 2008 6:38 PM GMT
    Ouch! Sounds like you need a good doc.
    Hernia is a serious injury.

    By the way. Where do you know it from that it has been the hernia for all three years? *trying to give hope*
  • dhinkansas

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    Feb 20, 2008 6:57 PM GMT
    I had a hernia fixed two years ago, and yes, it was successful. Hurt like a mo-fo for a few days after, but now I'm glad I had it taken care of. If you let it go forever and ever, there can be some bad things even if you have times where it doesn't hurt, it's still there and doesn't heal itself. Not even some of the studs on this site kissing it to make it better would work.

    You might want to try another dr and go from there. I hope you can get it fixed.
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    Feb 20, 2008 10:58 PM GMT
    a sports hernia isnt the same thing Im informed as normal hernia. Its more of a phrase used to explain the swelling as a result of adductor injury.

    I had an MRI finally done the other week after persistant nagging despite them telling me continually there was nothing wrong!!!!!!!

    Thanks for respondin tho
  • auryn

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    Feb 20, 2008 11:25 PM GMT
    Since they said there was nothing wrong, I wonder if you've got a bunch of adhesions in either the muscles, at the attachments, and/or in the fascia in that area that are causing the discomfort. Yes, I know it's a simple answer and your physiotherapist, who are more advanced than many US massage therapists, should have looked into that already. But since the docs say you're fine and you probably don't need to see a neurologist, perhaps things still haven't healed right and you need more physiotherapy-based massage to help; preferably from someone with many years of experience.

    I'm sure that's what a Czechoslovakian physiotherapist, that I've learned most of my massage techniques, would suggest. (And this woman knows her shit.) Depending on the damage you may not get to 100%, but at least you can get some relief and get more of your mobility back.

    *fingers crossed*

    I'll read up on the ailment just in case I come across it later with any of my clients.

    I'm tracking this, so please keep us posted. Please, please, pleeeeeeeeease.
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    Feb 21, 2008 9:57 PM GMT
    oh my god! Why didnt I think of looking at Wikipedia! That is so spot on with everything it says on the Gilmours Groin front!!!!! I am going to print that out and take it to the Doctors with me next week.

    I made more phone calls today and it looks like things are moving along now. At least that gives a better option than an inti-inflamatory steroidal injection at site! owie thats gotta hurt and only alleviate and not cure.

    I shall keep ya posted once again huge cheers