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Asked 5 years, 4 months ago

How should I treat persistent groin pain?

I am a 48-year-old male who typically runs about 30 miles a week. I also play basketball twice a
week. I have recently felt pain in my right groin area while exercising. Two years ago I had an inguinal
hernia, in that same area, which required surgery. My surgeon told me I do not have a recurring hernia,
but possibly a groin injury, scar tissue or just symptoms of overuse. He did notice that the area was
generally weak. Cutting back on exercise, complete rest and taking aspirin and ibuprofen have not
helped. Are there any specific exercises to strengthen the groin, and/or a recommended schedule of
rest and exercise that I should follow? What about other medication?

Len DiGregorio, Hackettstown, NJ

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