A sports hernia is a term used to describes pain in the lower abdomen or upper groin.
Sports hernias are caused by sports or activities that place strain on the lower abdomen or groin soft tissues. Sports that require jumping, cutting, running, sprinting and changing directions are a common cause.
Symptoms include pain within the groin area that increases with running, twisting, sprinting and turning.
Treatments for a sports hernia will depend on the cause, location and severity of the injury. Rehabilitation exercises given by a sports chiropractor or physiotherapist are a large part of treatment.