The word “Hernia” means “coming through”. Hernia is the condition wherein an organ projects through a weak spot in the surrounding muscle. When the organ protrudes through a weak area in the connecting tissue it leads to pain, and if this is neglected it can cause serious complications. A hernia can occur in different areas and the most commonly found hernias are Inguinal hernia- in the area above the groin; Incisional hernia – in scar tissues; Femoral hernia – in the upper area of the thigh; Umbilical hernia – in the area near the navel; Epigastric hernia – in the gaps of the abdominal wall between breastbone and navel and those that cannot be observed externally are known as Diaphragmatic hernias. Hernias do not generally go on their own.