DR HQ: Anatomy 101—Sports Hernias

Baseball is a game of cycles and includes injuries, or so it seems. Some seasons we’ll get a bunch of oblique strains, hamstring pulls or sore elbows. One injury that we haven’t heard much about recently is hernias—specifically sports hernia. That doesn’t mean sports medicine types have found a magic cure (there isn’t one) or major league team strength and conditioning coaches now have the workout program that prevents this type of injury. We are in a down part of the cycle and this injury will resurface in numbers in the future.

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