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Hernia + Cycling(5 posts)

Hernia + Cyclingcoolie
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 + Cyclingpeloton
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 + CyclingDutchy
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 + Cyclingmackgoo
Jun 27, 2001 8:33 AM
You need to follow the direction of your medical professional.
re: Hernia + Cyclingcoolie
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.