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Treating Sports Hernias In Dublin, Ireland

Sports hernia is a condition that can affect athletes and sports enthusiasts of all levels. If you are suffering from sports hernia, you may be feeling pain and discomfort in the groin area. You may also find it difficult to participate in your regular sports activities. Thankfully, there are treatments available for sports hernia.

Dublin Physical & Chiropractic offers physical therapy and chiropractic services that can help relieve the symptoms of sports hernia and get you back to your favourite activities quickly and safely!

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What Is The Cause Of A Sports Hernia And Groin Pain?

A sports hernia, or what is sometimes called “athletic pubalgia”, “Gilmore’s groin” (after the man who first described the condition), “sportsman’s groin”, “slap shot gut”, or a “groin disruption” is a form of chronic groin pain, which significantly impacts the athletic population, taking them out of the game and can cause a high degree of disability.

Researcher believe a sports hernia is caused by tear in the abdominal muscles, this is why a sports hernia is also sometimes referred to as a ‘core muscle injury’. The inner thigh or groin muscles are also involved and partial torn, is this why pain is felt around the groin and the lower abdominal region, and gradually increases with activity because muscles with partial tears have low tolerance for activity.

The cause of a muscle tear can be a sudden, quick movement that over-stretches the abdominal and groin muscles, for example, bending your spine back and simultaneously over-stretching the groin muscles by moving the hip out to the side, for like in a side lunge. This mechanism of injury is common in high-paced, cutting and pivoting sports, like ice hockey and football.

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How We Help People With Sports Hernia’s In Dublin, Ireland

Are you suffering from a sports hernia?

If so, we’re here to help. We have a team of experts that specialise in orthopaedic and neurological conditions, including providing an optimal treatment plan for a sports hernia.

All of our treatment options are drug-free, non-surgical interventions, and are tailored to you. We offer a range of evidence-based innovative treatment options – including physical therapy, laser therapy, spinal decompression, joint traction, intrinsic core strengthening and spinal adjustments.

You can get back on the field without surgery or drugs! Our goal is to get you back into your sport as quickly as possible with minimal downtime while also helping prevent future injuries by improving your strength and flexibility through our treatments. Let us give you the best chance at staying healthy this season!

Call Dublin Physical & Chiropractic for more information about how they can help treat your condition.

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How We Treat Sports Hernia’s At Dublin Physical & Chiropractic

At Dublin Physical & Chiropractic we use a combination of physical therapy and chiropractic services to help relieve sports hernia symptoms.

Physical therapy is a treatment that uses exercises and stretches to improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion. Physical therapy can also help reduce inflammation and pain.

Chiropractic is a treatment that uses spinal adjustments to correct misalignments in the spine. Chiropractic can help to reduce pain and inflammation, as well as improve sports performance.

Together, physical therapy and chiropractic treatment can create an effective sports hernia treatment plan that will have you feeling better in no time!

Physical Therapy Care – Treatment And Sports Hernia Diagnosis 

Physical therapy can help sports hernia in a number of ways. Physical therapists work to improve sports performance by improving the strength and flexibility of muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons.

Physical therapy treatment for sports hernia often includes a combination of exercises, stretches, and massage therapy. This helps to improve blood flow and reduce inflammation. It can also help to relieve pain and restore movement.

Sports Hernia Treatment & Relief

Chiropractic For Sports Hernia

Spinal decompression and spinal adjustments can help sports hernia by reducing pain and inflammation in the affected area.

Spinal decompression involves stretching out your spine to relieve tension in the muscles surrounding it, while spinal adjustments involve using gentle pressure on specific areas of your spine to realign any misalignments that may be causing sports hernias or other injuries. Our chiropractors will work with you to determine which treatment is best for your needs.

Our chiropractors will work with you to determine which treatment is best for your health care needs. If it’s sports or sports-related injuries, sports hernia relief is available at Dublin Physical & Chiropractic!

Laser Therapy For Sports Hernia

Laser therapy is a pain-free, non-invasive treatment that uses a high-powered beam of light to help reduce inflammation and pain.

Laser therapy can be used on any area of the body and is often effective in treating sports injuries. It is also known to promote healing, making it an ideal treatment for sports hernia.

Laser therapy uses light therapy to stimulate the healing process. It has been shown to help relieve pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate tissue repair in sports injuries like sports hernia.

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Exercise Therapy For Sports Hernia

Physical therapy-led exercise therapy is an important part of sports hernia treatment. Exercises and stretches help to improve strength, flexibility and range of motion. They also help reduce inflammation and pain.

At Dublin Physical & Chiropractic we offer a wide variety of physical therapy-led exercises that are specifically designed for sports hernia. These exercises will help you recover from sports injuries, return to sports activity as soon as possible, and rebuild sport-specific strength, endurance and power.

Intrinsic Core Strengthening For Sports Hernia

Intrinsic core strengthening is a vital part of sports hernia treatment. The core muscles are responsible for stabilising the pelvis and spine, and weak or inactive core muscles can lead to sports hernias.

At Dublin Physical & Chiropractic we offer a range of intrinsic core-strengthening exercises that will help you strengthen your core muscles and reduce pain.

Our team of experienced physical therapists will design a treatment plan that is tailored specifically for you.

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Book Your Appointment Today

Call Dublin Physical & Chiropractic today for an appointment with one of our physical therapists or chiropractors, and experience the difference.

Call us at (01) 254 4800 to book an appointment with one of our experts today!

Visit us in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin Ireland

Our physical therapy & other services extend throughout Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown including Blackrock, Cherrywood, Stillorgan, Rathfarnham, Shankill, Cabinteely, Foxrock, Clonskeagh, and Killiney.

Our office is located just outside of the center of Dun Laoghaire and is between Deansgrange and Monkstown. You can find our building entrance on Lower Mounttown Road, across from Woodland Park. We are a 30-second walk from Dublin Bus stop 2031 which is outside of Mccormick’s Pub.


[1] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17972564/

[2] https://www.advancessurgery.com/article/S0065-3411(07)00012-7/fulltext

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