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Sports Hernia Surgery and Recovery

December 3, 2012 10 comments

After approximately five months of physical therapy my attempt to avoid the operating table came to an end. The majority of sports hernia injuries end up with the person requiring surgery and you can add me to the statistics. I got injured the first week of April 2012 and went through countless doctors, blogs, and forums until I finally found the right doctor. We tried the conservative approach of physical therapy and when that was unsuccessful I chose to get surgery and had it the first week of September 2012.

There are several different techniques used to repair a sports hernia and you can find documentation arguing the pros and cons of each of them. Because of this it made it that much more difficult to track down the right doctor (for me). In my case Dr. Robert MacDonald recommended repairing the sports hernia with flexible mesh as well as releasing the adductor on my right side, the same side as the sports hernia. After doing my research I felt comfortable with the approach and scheduled my surgery. Read more…

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Out of Commission with a Sports Hernia

May 3, 2012 1 comment

A little over a month ago my lower abdominal muscles were starting to hurt during and after my core workouts, as well as during running and hockey. I think it started when my buddy and I incorporated some crazy core exercises at the gym. The stress demands on your lower core and hip muscles from goaltending further aggravated the injury and over time is was becoming worse, so I decided to go to the doctor. Read more…

Being a Full-Right Goalie

December 21, 2011 8 comments

I am left handed and for the most part I do everything with my left hand, except for throwing a Frisbee (I have no idea why), playing guitar and using a computer mouse. When it came to goaltending catching with my right hand felt natural since that is the same way I play baseball. Little did I know at the time that lefty goalies or “Full-Right” goalies are a rare breed. When I first started out, finding a full-right blocker and catcher was difficult and sometimes more expensive. It seems like left handed baseball pitchers have an advantage over their right handed comrades and I believe at times full-right goalies have a slight advantage as well. Read more…