Seek assessment by a physiotherapist or hernia specialist
Conservative management should be trialled first. If not successful then surgery may be required.
Surgery for a hernia is relatively common, especially in sports such as football. Return to sport may be possible after 3-4 months post-surgery. It must be noted that surgery can be successful, however recurrence is possible post-surgery.
How Physio Helps
Confirm the presence of a hernia
Assess lumbopelvic stability
Correct tendency to increase intra-abdominal pressure
Prescribe a conservative management program involving strengthening of transverse abdominals, obliques, adductors, and hip flexors