When is a hernia not a hernia?
Gilmore’s Groin was diagnosed in 1980 by groin specialist and surgeon, Jerry Gilmore. Sometimes referred to as Sportsman’s Hernia, Athletic Pubalgia, Sportsman’s Groin, Footballer’s Groin and Footballers Hernia, there is no true hernia present as there is no actual hole in the muscle wall.
The complaint is a musculo-tendinous injury of the groin, which causes pain when running, twisting and kicking. Stiffness and soreness post-activity is common, often worse the following day. Other provocations of pain include rising from a seated position, coughing and sneezing.
Two-thirds of patients do not report any specific trauma as a cause of the injury. Those that do report the cause as being from a single incident normally recall overstretching.
Muscles in the groin are arranged in 3 layers. Where these layers come together at the insertion to the pelvis it is known as the conjoined tendon. Gilmore’s Groin is where there are tears of the muscles and tendon in this area.
The Gilmore Support Shorts are designed by Jerry Gilmore to provide specific support to the correct areas post-surgery. Wearers benefit from targeted support to areas that have been traditionally very difficult to support due to the nature of the anatomy.
Ideal for rehabilitation and accelerated recovery and for the prevention of re-injury the Gilmore Support Shorts give confidence to those who have experienced the pain of groin injuries.
The Gilmore Training Shorts are a lightweight form of support for those further along their recovery, or those looking for injury prevention that has been designed by an expert in the field.