|Hernia + Cycling||coolie|
Jun 26, 2001 9:10 PM
|I've got an inguinal hernia. Been asking various doctors and people about making the hernia worse by cycling. |
Most of the doctors say not to do anything remotely active, while some of the people who have had hernias say they rock climbed and biked without problem. A web forum shows one doc who doesn't seem too concerned about physical activity and hernias.
Anyone with/had a hernia here? What do you guys say?
|re: Hernia + Cycling||peloton|
Jun 26, 2001 9:36 PM
|I have had a hernia when I was younger. I was told to take it easy at the time. The problem as I understand is that the hernia could become twisted or ruptured by some combination of movement and bad luck. I would reccomend talking to doctors in person who know your situation, and see what they reccomend. I got mine taken care of as quickly as possible so that I could get on with sports and normal activity. Watch out for those first few days after. The incision to repair the hernia does a number on your core strength, and even get walking around is a little of a task right after surgery for a while. Good luck|
|re: Hernia + Cycling||Dutchy|
Jun 26, 2001 10:58 PM
|I had a Hernia when I was about 23, from pushing myself to hard in the gym lifting weights. I also had it removed straight away, the pain was getting unbearable. Since then I stopped lifting weights and got into cycling, it has never given me any problems since. I would recommend getting it removed, it can only get worse by delaying the inevitable. CHEERS.|
|re: Hernia + Cycling||mackgoo|
Jun 27, 2001 8:33 AM
|You need to follow the direction of your medical professional.|
|re: Hernia + Cycling||coolie|
Jun 27, 2001 7:58 PM
|I'd like to get it repaired ASAP... but I live in Canada. |
6 month waiting list for hernia surgery.
That'll give you an idea of why this is causing me such distress.