Yes, I've searched, and I've read everything I could find here over the last few weeks.
Long story short: In my last race I pulled pretty much everything from my waist to my upper thigh on the run portion. I assume it was mostly a result of the "big damn hill" which was up and then back down a 1/4 mile stretch of 10% grade, 4 times. As far as I know this is literally the only section of road anywhere within 50 miles of here like this, so I didn't have much opportunity to "train" for that. Frankly it was a last minute decision to do that race, so by the time I scouted the course, it was only a week away. The entire front half of everything attached to my hips seems to be all fucked up.
I have pain in my lower abdomen (just above pubic hair) when I situp (or cough), I have pain in my hip flexors and upper quad where it meets the groin when I try to run, and pain in my inner thighs when trying to do any type of lateral movements.
I've been to the Sports Med doctor twice, diagnosed with a probable althetic pubalgia (aka sports hernia). I've been in PT since mid-November. I've made mild (or significant depending on the exercise)) progress with the various exercises. Eg, We've added resistance, reps or both to everything and/or added new more advanced exercises. However, there's been no measureable functional improvement in my ability to actually SBR after the 8ish weeks of 2x weekly PT. I've been pretty religious about doing the PT at home, to the point that my PT accused me of overdoing it and giving me "permission" to back off a bit.
[[I was doing all exercises every day, rather than some subset that consumes 45-60 minutes. She laughed...I guess that's not the typical problem with PT patients]].
As noted above, I've read all the related ST history I could find. Not much encouraging in what I found, and often it ends in "I went to see Dr. Meyers..." and Kiley says "charlatan...didn't work...wasted my money." etc...or responses are "there's been lots of discussions, do a search". But, frankly nothing much more useful than that even going back 8+ years.
Has anyone had a positive experience with recovering from similar symptoms? Was surgery required, or was PT sufficient (how long did it actually take)?
Anyway, I'll probably schedule a third follow up with the Sports doc. We last discussed getting an MRI and seeing the local Sports Hernia specialist (surgeon for the Dallas Stars), as the next step.
Just looking for something positive to keep my mental state out of the gutter.