Inguinal hernia: sports
During sports activity, the pressure inside the abdomen increases significantly.
This pressure generated by exercise tends to discharge into the more fragile areas of the abdominal wall including a possible hernia.
You should categorically avoid abdominal crunches and squats if you have an inguinal hernia, but even in other seemingly unrelated movements, intra-abdominal pressure can increase considerably.
There is evidence that the connective tissues of the herniary region once damaged are not able to reconstitute themselves and the dynamic stress exerted on them during sport can further damage them, worsening the pathology.
In fact, it is common to find in athletes a rapid worsening if they continue training ignoring the contraindications of the doctor, while in sedentary people the process of aggravation is often more diluted in time.
When the hernia is properly treated, physical activity can be resumed at full capacity, more or less quickly depending on the technique used and the patient's recovery. We generally prefer the low-invasive techniques performed in robotic surgery with access R-TAPP because they prove to be particularly robust due to their reconstructive and rapid healing architecture.