Instead of visible swelling, sports hernia symptoms are strictly limited to the experience of sports hernia symptoms. People will thus feel hernia pain and discomfort in the affected areas of their bodies, including the groin, the testicles (dependent, of course, on the patient being male), and the lower area of the abdomen. In particular, sports hernia symptoms can take the form, especially the first, of aching sensations. Hernia pain of this sort may gradually increase in severity.
As with other sources for hernia pain, but perhaps most relevantly in this case, sports hernia symptoms are encouraged to develop and are felt more sharply and strongly when the affected individual engages in some kind of violent and physically stressful activity. To that end, any kind of activity which involves the muscles and other tissues being pulled, bent, or otherwise strenuously used can lead to the heightened experience of hernia pain. Other categories of hernia pain may occur in people of an advanced age, so the various forms of sports hernia symptoms may more often and strongly felt than with other kinds of hernias.
As with other sources for hernia pain, the experience of athletics related physical stress which triggers the onset of sports hernia symptoms can only be completely and successfully treated by administering surgical procedures. When people do self-diagnose themselves or others as having developed what appear to be sports hernia symptoms, this particularly in regard to some kind of athletic activity being regularly engaged in by the individual, various diagnostic tools may then be applied in order to confirm that what is being experienced is, indeed, hernia pain. In this regard, MRIs have more frequently been used of late when people have developed what appear to be sports hernia symptoms.