Patient: 23-year-old female, professional dancer
Symptoms: The patient had right groin pain for approximately two years. Pain occurred after dancing and also with coughing and sneezing and it usually lasted for a few days, but then improved. The pain also improved with rest, heat/ice, and massage. She had not done specific physical therapy other than stretching.
Diagnosis: The patient was diagnosed with a core muscle injury. MRI revealed chronic interstitial tearing of the right rectus abdominis.
Treatment & Rehabilitation: Non-operative therapy was recommended. Physical therapy, specifically abdominal core strengthening, along with massage and anti-inflammatories, were recommended. Patient came back two months later and was feeling much better and pain was minimal. Two years later, the patient reported being able to dance with minimal, if any, pain.