The development of a hernia can be unsightly at best and painful at worst. Surgery is usually the preferred remedy for any type of hernia that you or your doctor has diagnosed on your body. Indeed, failure to heal a hernia can lead to serious medical complications.
What is a hernia?
A hernia results from a weakness or a tear in the muscle in the abdominal wall that contains the intestine or the intestine. Over time, when the weakness in the wall becomes stronger, a small part of the intestine can actually protrude through the abdominal wall. It is the hernia itself.
Some people with a hernia can see that it comes and goes over time. For example, it can go away on certain days or when they go to bed. At other times it comes back and shows up clearly as a noticeable bulge in the skin.
After this cat-and-mouse game has taken place several times, most people will consider going to the doctor to have the situation diagnosed.
Hernias do not consider your gender and are common in both men and women.
Types of hernias
All hernias occur in the same way: by weakening the structure of the abdominal wall of the body. The exact location of the hernia determines the type of hernia you have. Usually work from the middle of the trunk to the groin, here are the types of hernias:
- A scar hernia occurs in the place of an earlier abdominal surgery.
- An umbilical hernia occurs around the umbilical site. This can occur, for example, in infants whose muscles have not completely closed around the navel.
- A direct inguinal hernia involves a protrusion of the intestine through the lower abdominal wall.
- A femoral hernia is a kind of hernia that can appear as a bulge in the thigh.
- An indirect inguinal hernia involves a protrusion of the intestine through the inguinal wall.
How hernia surgery repairs your hernia
During hernia surgery, the contents of the intestine are repeatedly pressed into the body cavity and then the opening in the abdominal wall is closed. In most cases, the opening is covered with a mesh plaster that is permanently attached to the site without long-term risk or personal injury.
Should You Exercise After Hernia Surgery?
After hernia surgery, be sure to stay in bed for about the first day. But after that, it’s important to get up and go for walks often – at least once an hour. First, you need to train your body gently but firmly with slow and careful movements. Reason: This type of movement actually strengthens the abdominal wall around the hernia site. In fact, NOT exercising after hernia surgery is risky behavior as this can cause the hernia to return.
Hernia surgery and pain after exercise
What if you still have hernia pain after your workout? Follow these steps:
- Identify the types of exercises that cause pain. Is it just a heavy, fast, hectic exercise like jogging or lifting heavy weights – or is it just some kind of exercise? If it’s only the hard things that cause the pain, obviously you should let these heavier exercises stand for a while. But don’t interrupt your other exercises like walking and light stretching.