Will a sports hernia show up on an MRI?

If a diagnosis of a sports hernia or the severity of the injury is not clear, the provider may also order an X-ray, ultrasound, CT or MRI to look for injuries to the bone, nerves and soft tissue. An MRI is the most effective imaging technique for identifying tears in soft tissue such as tendon, ligament and muscle.

How do you rest a sports hernia?

Non-surgical treatments are effective in 90% of sports hernias and may include the following treatments:

  1. Rest. Your doctor may recommend halting physical activity for 7 to 10 days to allow the injury to rest and recover.
  2. Ice.
  3. Medicine.
  4. Injections.
  5. Physical therapy.

Does a sports hernia hurt to touch?

Doctor Examination During your first appointment, your doctor will talk to you about your symptoms and how the injury occurred. If you have a sports hernia, when your doctor does a physical examination, he or she will likely find tenderness in the groin or above the pubis.

How does a sports hernia feel?

Symptoms of sports hernia Sudden and severe groin pain at the time of the injury. Groin pain that goes away with rest, but returns during sports activity. Groin pain that is more commonly felt on one side of the groin area only (unilateral), rather than on both sides. Pain that only appears during twisting movements.

How bad does a sports hernia hurt?

A sports hernia will usually cause severe pain in the groin area at the time of the injury. The pain typically gets better with rest, but comes back when you return to sports activity, especially with twisting movements.

How do I know if I have a sports hernia?

How do you repair sports hernia?

Sports hernia repair surgery. The most common surgical procedure for treating sports hernia involves repairing torn groin and lower-abdomen tissues with internal sutures, followed by a 6- to 8-week period of intensive physical rehabilitation to rebuild muscle strength and endurance after surgery.

Can sports hernia heal on its own?

A sports hernia is often confused with and misdiagnosed as a groin strain. A strain will usually heal on its own in two to six weeks. A sports hernia is differentiated from the classic inguinal hernia in that there is no observable hernia bulge, and in some cases recovery will require surgery.

How much does sports hernia surgery cost?

Sports Hernia Surgery Cost: With and Without Insurance. Depending on where you have the procedure performed, be prepared to pay $5,000-$10,000 before insurance kicks in. This includes costs associated with renting the operating room, an anesthesiologist, along with other hospital fees.

Can sports hernia get worse?

In some cases it is possible to continue playing after suffering a sports hernia, but the injury will probably get worse if left untreated. Sports hernias can often be difficult to diagnose, so it is advisable to see a hernia specialist who may take a MRI scan to confirm it.