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Can Exercise Make A Hernia Worse?

Does a hernia get worse with exercise? If you’re experiencing pain with your hernia, you may notice that the more intense the workout is, the worse your symptom gets. This is why if you’re experiencing this, it’s best to stick with less-intense workouts such as walking and jogging (over running).

What can worsen a hernia? You also can get a hernia, or worsen an existing one, from certain movements and habits. These include: Picking up heavy objects (especially lifting them in the wrong way and with weak muscles) Overusing the same muscle.

What should you not do with a hernia? If you have a hernia, try to keep it from getting worse:

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Can Exercise Make A Hernia Worse

Although it is possible to safely exercise with a hernia, you are at risk for making the hernia worse.