An inguinal hernia is a protrusion of the contents of the abdomen through the peritoneum resulting from a weakness of the muscles and connective tissues layers of the abdominal wall. Of all hernias, 80 per cent are inguinal (groin region), and appear as swellings at some point along the inner half of a line between the pubic tubercle and anterior superior iliac crest. They can be the cause of pain in the groin which is triggered by exertion or even coughing, sneezing or straining.

SELF Help advice

Hernias are treated by surgery, and the patient can often resume his toning exercises a few weeks after the operation, but should not return to strength training for at least 8-10 weeks.

Where to get help

If after trying the above your hernia injury isnt improving, you are still in pain, it is restricting your movement or generally affecting your quality of life, please feel free to get in touch for a no obligation consultation at our Hull physio practice.

General Advice

Patients GP should always be consulted to rule out any underlying medical condition.