Running after hernia surgery
Returning to sports after hernia surgery. explained by michael
A hernia is a slight bulge in the abdomen, hip, or groin caused by an organ pushing through a weak spot or opening in the surrounding muscle or tissue. Hernias don’t necessarily necessitate surgery right away, but they won’t go away on their own. If your hernia is getting bigger or causing you discomfort, your doctor will most likely prescribe hernia repair surgery.
Your acts after hernia repair surgery will have a huge impact on how quickly and comfortably you heal. After open hernia repair, the doctor will give you detailed instructions about when you should exercise and walk. Walking, gentle stretching, and precise core strengthening exercises, as prescribed by your doctor, are common forms of rehabilitation after hernia repair. Trying to do too much, too soon can sabotage the healing process and even result in a hernia recurrence. In the other hand, if you don’t get enough exercise, the recovery time will take longer. You’ll find out what to expect in the days and weeks following your hernia repair in the sections below.
Running after hernia surgery ?
A hernia occurs when an internal body part passes through a weakness in the muscle and body wall, resulting in a lump that grows larger when you cough or strain and disappears when you lie down. Inguinal hernias, which occur in the lower abdomen/groin area or as a result of prior surgical scars, are the most common hernias (including previous hernia repairs). Hernias are generally harmless; but, in certain situations, they may become strangulated (i.e., the blood flow is cut off) or obstructed, resulting in discomfort and additional complications requiring emergency surgery. As a result, most hernias are surgically treated on a daily basis to avoid potential complications.
The aim of hernia surgery is to return the internal organs to their original location while also repairing muscle and body wall weakness. Repetitive straining can cause hernias, so it’s important to carefully return to normal exercise and operation after hernia surgery to avoid causing the hernia to recur.
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Q. I had hernia surgery four weeks ago and am curious as to when I will be able to resume serious exercise. Since then, I’ve done no running at all (four weeks seemed to be the minimum requirement), but I’ve been taking a lot of really long walks, and as you might imagine, I’m itching to get back on my feet. I haven’t had any discomfort, but I can’t seem to come to any sort of agreement about when I’ll be able to get back into it. I don’t think the doctors I’ve seen are runners, so they haven’t been very good at giving me specific advice. — Fresh Yorker Timothy A. Depending on the type of repair, you’ll be able to run sooner or later. The most popular treatment now is laproscopic repair. Mesh is often used to reduce the risk of repeated herniation. You should be able to start easy running (no pace or hills) after most laproscopic procedures if there are no post-operative complications. Regrettably, this is a case-by-case decision, with the surgeon having final authority. Cathy Fieseler, M.D., Cathy Fieseler, M.D., Cathy Fieseler, M
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A single long incision is made in the groin for open hernia repair surgery. The bulge is pulled back into place if the hernia is bulging out of the abdominal wall (a direct hernia). The hernia sac is either pulled back or tied off and removed if the hernia is going down the inguinal canal (indirect). Traditionally, the hernia’s weak spot in the muscle wall has been healed by stitching the edges of healthy muscle tissue together (herniorrhaphy). This is suitable for smaller hernias (indirect hernias) that have been present since birth, as well as healthy tissues where stitches can be used without creating excessive tissue tension. However, depending on the area of muscle wall to be repaired and the surgeon’s choice, the surgical procedure varies. Hernias are now usually repaired with mesh patches made of synthetic material (hernioplasty). This is particularly true for broad hernias and recurrent hernias. After the hernia is forced back into place, patches are sewn over the damaged region in the abdominal (belly) wall. The patch relieves pressure on the damaged belly wall, lowering the likelihood of a hernia recurrence. For hernia repair, open surgery differs from laparoscopic surgery in the following ways: