What is it?
A hernia is a condition when an internal part of your body pushes through a weakness in the surrounding tissue. Often a hernia does not cause any symptoms, although a swelling or lump may be noticed in your tummy or groin. The swelling or lump may come and go, often made worse with coughing and sneezing and reduced when you lie down flat.
Hernias can take on many forms including inguinal, femoral, umbilical, hiatus, muscle and incisional.
What we do?
At The Physiotherapy Academy we can help assess and rule out other causes for the swelling and lump. We will then be able to give an individualized exercise program to help strengthen the surrounding soft tissue to minimise the hernia as much as possible. We will also be able to educate and advise on activities to limit any progression of the hernia.
What the benefits are?
Physiotherapy will be able to help with diagnosis, symptom reduction and reduce the progression of any hernia.
How can we help?
Specific and tailored individual exercise programs.
Advice and education on activity modifications.
What should you do?
Seek medical advice via a qualified medical professional. If surgery is not needed then physiotherapy may help to ease symptoms and reduce progression of the condition. If you suffer from severe sudden pain, vomiting or constipation you should go to your local emergency department immediately.
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