Sports Hernia (Athletic Pubalgia)

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Groin pain is a common problem in athletes, especially soccer, hockey and football players, skiers and joggers. Sports hernia is a typical cause of groin pain in athletes caused by weakness or tear of the groin muscles. Young athletes typically complain of a one-sided, slow onset of activity-related groin pain. The pain usually gets better with rest. Sports hernias do not improve with nonsurgical therapies; thus, hernia repair surgery should be considered.

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