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Difference between a sports hernia and a strained hip flexor - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   can you tell me what the difference between a sports hernia and a strained hip flexor is?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   good question
Doctor :   I will help you
User :   and like how can i tell the difference?
User :   cuz i think i have one of them
Doctor :   sports hernia is a hernia developing
Doctor :   due to a weakness in the abdominal wall muscles
User :   could i get one from playing basketball?
Doctor :   Hmmm
Doctor :   very unlikely
User :   so you would say its my hip flexor?
Doctor :   basket ball does not contribute t the weakness of the abdominal wall muscles
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   very likely to be strained
Doctor :   in basket ball
User :   oki..and about how long would it take to heal because i've been doing physical therapy for almost a month
User :   ok*
Doctor :   one month
Doctor :   is a long time
Doctor :   but has it remained the same?

Doctor :   It will take anywhere between 6 weeks to 3 months
Doctor :   depending on the degree of injury
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