Training ladder for: “SPORTSMAN’S HERNIA” (SPORTSMANN’S HERNIA)
The rehabilitation program is built up in the same manner as other chronic groin injuries, as “Sportsman’s hernia” is seldom a normal, uncomplicated inguinal hernia.
Unlimited: Cycling. Swimming Running on a soft surface.
Lie on your back. Draw the injured leg up towards your head so that the muscles in the back of the thigh become increasingly stretched. Perform the exercise with outstretched as well as bent knee. Hold the position for 20 seconds and relax for 20 seconds before repeating. The exercise can also be performed standing with the injured leg outstretched on a chair while the upper body is bent slightly forwards.
Stand with support from the back of a chair or the wall. Using your hand, bend the knee and draw the foot up and your knee slightly backwards so that the muscles in the front of the thigh become increasingly stretched. Hold the position for 20 seconds and relax for 20 seconds before repeating. The exercise can also be done lying down. If you lie on your stomach you can draw the foot up by using a towel.
Lie on your side on a table. Bend one leg up under your body and let the other hang over the edge of the table so that the muscles in the outer side of the thigh become increasingly stretched. Hold the position for 20 seconds and relax for 20 seconds before repeating. The exercise can also be done standing by placing the outstretched injured leg behind the good leg at the same time as bending over the injured leg.
Lie on your back with one leg outstretched and the other bent with the foot on the other side of the outstretched leg. Draw the knee up towards the opposite shoulder so that the buttocks become increasingly stretched. Hold the position for 20 seconds and relax for 20 seconds before repeating.
Squat with the injured leg outstretched behind you as far as possible with the foot on a box. Thrust your hip forward and down without swaying your back so that the front of the hip becomes increasingly stretched. Hold the position for 20 seconds and relax for 20 seconds before repeating.
Stand with your hands on your hips and slowly sway your back, pushing slightly with the hands to increase the sway, so that the stomach muscles become increasingly stretched. Hold the position for 20 seconds and relax for 20 seconds before repeating.
Seesaw. Balance on two legs, possibly using a hand as support against the wall, balancing subsequently on one leg without support. Look straight ahead and keep knees bent.
Stand on the injured leg with your upper body bent forwards at 90 degrees. Lift the good leg in a straight line behind you. When you feel comfortable with the exercise, it can be made more difficult by closing your eyes.
Sit on a chair with elastic around the ankle, facing the elastic. Lift the leg and slowly bend and stretch the knee.
Sit on a chair with elastic attached to the ankle. Raise the leg and slowly stretch and bend the knee.
Lie on your side on a mattress or bench. Flex the lower part of the leg and stretch the upper part. It is important to completely stretch the hip. Lift the upper leg upwards with the heel pointing towards the ceiling. Gradually increase the load by attaching a sandbag to the ankle.
Lie on your side on a mattress or bench. Stretch the lower leg whilst the upper leg is slightly bent. Lift the lower leg stretched upwards. Gradually increase the load by attaching a sandbag to the ankle.
Stand with the elastic around the injured leg, facing away from the elastic. Move the leg forwards and slowly backwards. The elastic can be moved up and down the leg depending upon the strength of the knee – the stronger the knee, the lower the elastic should be.
Go down on all fours with elastic around one foot. Attach the elastic to the wall, lift the leg and draw the knee forwards so that the elastic is tightened.
Lie on your back with a ball or firm round cushion under the injured leg. Lift your backside up from the floor and stretch the healthy leg. Hold the position for a few seconds.
Lie on your stomach across a chair and bend both knees. Tighten your buttocks and lift your legs upwards.
Lie on your back and place your hands behind your neck. Move your head and knees towards each other. Remember not to pull on your neck during the exercise.
Lie on your back and place your hands behind your neck. Alternately move your right elbow towards left knee, and left elbow towards right knee.
Stretching is carried out in the following way: stretch the muscle group for 3-5 seconds. Relax for 3-5 seconds. The muscle group should subsequently be stretched for 20 seconds. The muscle is allowed to be tender, but must not hurt. Relax for 20 seconds, after which the procedure can be repeated. The time consumed for stretching, coordination and strength training can be altered depending on the training opportunities available and individual requirements.