The reason I say what I said is that the additional pain you discribe at the lower side of the ab’s leads me along the path of thinking you may have what is refered to as a gilmores groin injury, inguinal hernia or similar lower ab hernia.
Without a personal examination I can’t diagnose any more.
Squeezing a ball with the knee = pain …
Pain easing and not so much sore on jogging, strides etc but certainly sore on sprinting …
Did you feel a pop?
Is there a slight lump?
Slight Pain on coughing?
Pain near the surface?
All these lead me to think hernia.
Now I don’t want to freak you out - I’m just going on what you describe.
Best see an expert on groins or a VERY GOOD PT.
Sorry I gotta go now - but I’ll check in tomorrow and see how things are with you.
And help you with any questions.
Inguinal hernia is very comon in yuong children and pregnant and post-preganant women, not just athletes.
A gilmores groin or hernia will manifest itself as pain in the groin area, though it is actually ocurring in the lower abdomen.
The lump you feel should not be scar tissue this far on - I’m guessing you’re more than 10 years old!!! and also the scar would be more rope like rather than a lump/bump.
If you are feeling pain in the low squat position and low deadlift position that’s where it is under most stress.
You may not have ‘felt’ or heard a ‘pop’, but many do.
The best thing to do is get a good doctor or physio to look at it. Many Dr.s can be very poor at it’s disgnosis though, so if you can find someone with groin injury experience it would be best if not essential.
It’s not hard to diagnose if you’re familar with it - just many doctors don’t consider it, but someone with athletic expereince would.
Best of luck Jim and drop me a line if I can help at all.