Sports Hernia

Sports hernia occurs when the muscles in the groin tear. This type of hernia occurs mainly in people who play ice hockey, soccer, or tennis, which causes an individual to have intense twisting movements and sudden change of direction. The groin pain may reach into the genital area, which can linger for weeks or months. Sports hernia may also results from overuse of groin muscles, which causes stress on the inguinal wall. Generally, any activity that causes increase in pressure in the abdomen can cause a sports hernia. Without treatment, sports hernia may become chronic, disabling pain that prevents an individual from resuming sports activities. 

Sport Hernia Causes

  • Combination of pressure and an opening or weakness of muscle or fascia
  • Muscle weakness
  • Poor nutrition
  • Smoking
  • Overexertion
  • Obesity
  • Constipation
  • Persistent coughing or sneezing

Sports Hernia Symptoms

  • Pain in the groin
  • No visible bulge, but overtime sport hernia may lead to an inguinal hernia, which forms a visible bulge.

Treatment for Sports Hernia

In order to relieve ankylosing spondylitis symptoms, we address the problem holistically and naturally, without medication.

  • We use the following approaches to relieve Sports Hernia symptoms:
  • ASTR® Tools: Our doctors use a variety of ASTR® tools to release scar tissue and myofascial restriction, which can decrease pain and give symptom relief.
  • Special exercise program to decrease inflammation, strengthen the muscles, and help the patient to return to normal function and activities.
  • Special instructions on how to speed up the recovery time.

Call us today to start the journey of pain relief!

  • Patient avoided hip surgery.

  • Patient avoided back surgery.

  • This newborn came in unable to move his neck from the side position. He suffered from torticollis, severe neck and back spasms. After just 1 ASTR treatment, he had complete range of motion.

  • Patient came in unable to move his neck from the side position. After 3 ASTR treatments, he regained full range of motion.

  • This young gymnast came in unable to do the splits. After just 1 ASTR treatment, she had full range of motion.


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