Even athletes get inguinal hernias!

We are all cheering on the great Matildas! We suspect these professional athletes have very good training techniques to avoid injury at this intensely exciting time. Did you know there is a link between intense physical training and an increased risk of inguinal hernia? Factors such as improper warm-up techniques and weak abdominal and pelvic muscles can contribute to this risk. However, there are ways to prevent and mitigate the risk. Proper warm-up and cool-down techniques, strengthening exercises for the abdominal and pelvic muscles, and avoiding excessive strain during training can help. It’s important to balance the benefits and risks of intense physical training. While it offers numerous health benefits, individuals at higher risk for inguinal hernia should take precautions and consult with healthcare professionals for personalised advice.