For the past two months I've had soreness in my lower stomach area. Mostly on the left side but sometimes I feel soreness on the right side.
The pain is not sharp, when I don't move I don't really feel anything. Sometimes when I lift really heavy objects I can feel more of pain but nothing too bad.
It usually feels good when I put icy hot on it or put a heating pad on it.
I have been told from Dr's and read online that a muscle strain in my lower abdominal muscle can take quite a while to heal because you have to really try and rest the muscle. The biggest problem with me is I've been unable to do that. I'm on my feet everyday for work, (dont have two days off in a row) lifting heavy objects and twising and turning a lot. So I guess it could make sense that it is still sore.
I've been tested probably 5-6 times for a hernia by several surgeons and doctors and they dont see any signs of a hernia. They have even tested me in my igenial (sp?) canal and say they dont feel any holes.
I've also had an ultra sound done on my testicles and there is no sign of cancer. I've also had my urine checked for infection-negative.
In a month I will be doing a different job and basically won't be lifting heavy objects or moving a lot. A lot easier physical job so I may heal better then.
I'm posting here because i'm sure some of you have experience the same type of soreness as me and I was hoping to hear any helpful information.
How long were you sore?
Any exercises to help me stretch the muscle out?