4 Tips for Coming Back Better Than Ever from a Sports Hernia
Unless you’re one of the fortunate few who are quickly diagnosed with a sports hernia and undergo sports hernia surgery to repair it soon after, it’s probably been a while since you felt 100%. Much less been able to give your sport or activity “your all.” If you’re like many sports hernia patients we treat, your injury wasRead more »
8 Tips to Prevent a Sports Hernia
The core this. The core that. If you’ve been involved in any sort of physical training in the last couple of years, then know that strengthening your “core” is a key element of fitness. The philosophy behind a strong core is that building your core supports not only your overall health, but the rest of your body’s strength as well.
There is noRead more »
Intense Groin Pain: Is it a Sports Hernia, Groin Strain or Groin Pull?
This question doesn’t only baffle athletes sidelined with excruciating groin pain, but it’s also one of the hottest topics in sports injuries lately. And it is no wonder considering how often sports hernias are misdiagnosed as pulled groins, plus the fact that sports hernias do not fall under the true definition of a hernia. Add to thisRead more »
Sports Hernia Surgery often a Welcome Relief
Ask any doctor about how a patient reacts when told surgery is necessary and relief probably isn’t the most common answer. But when it comes to diagnosing a sports hernia, which typically calls for surgical treatment, relief is exactly what many patients feel. It’s not hard to understand why considering the chain of events that lead sports hernia sufferers to surgery.Read more »
Understanding the differences between Sports Hernia, Inguinal Hernia and APS
Athletic pubalgia syndrome, APS, is also known as a sports hernia. While the terms are used interchangeably, sports hernia is the more common of the two. APS, or sports hernia, results from the lower abdominal muscles or tendons weakening.
Sports hernias and inguinal hernias present themselves in the same area—the lower abdomen. However, an inguinal hernia is specific to the inguinalRead more »
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Renowned Sports Hernia Specialist, Dr. William Brown, Sports Hernia Repair YouTube Video Growing in Popularity
With sports hernias so often misdiagnosed and mistreated, those suffering from groin pain are turning to the web for help. In an effort to dispel myths and provide correct information, Dr. Brown published a YouTube video on sports hernia repair.
Dr. William Brown’s informative sports hernia repair YouTube video has logged wellRead more »
Sports hernia repair begins with selecting a qualified doctor – and ends with a trip to California
Since there are so few sports hernia repair experts in the medical field, it’s quite common for patients to travel from out of state to see Dr. Brown. 50% of his patients in any given year either find Dr. Brown on the Internet or are referred to him by others with sports hernia repairRead more »
A visit to California to see Dr. Brown, sports hernia specialist, could be a worthy journey.
Unfortunately, many general practitioners and sports medicine experts are unfamiliar with sports hernias. Athletes are told to treat it like a pulled groin and hope for the best. A sports hernia will often respond to a period of rest, yet pain returns as soon as normal sport activity resumes. In fact, sports herniaRead more »
Involving Adductor Tenotomy, Ilioinguinal Neurectomy and Osteitis Pubis
An appendix follows this protocol for examples of exercises in each phase of rehabilitation. There is little research available on the protocol for sports hernia rehabilitation. The following protocol is what I have found to be successful in rehabilitation of a post operative sports hernia repair.
Additional information and resources can be attained through Dr. Brown at (http://www.sportshernia.com/meet-dr-brown/) or throughRead more »
On 12-28-12 I visited Dr. Brown for what I termed a quadruple sports hernia and five surgeries. To treat my injury Dr. Brown performed surgery to my oblique muscles (R&L) and the adductor muscles (R&L). The adductor muscles are much stronger than the oblique muscles, so in this tug-of-war the oblique muscles tore, but the adductor tendons were injured. As a result Dr. Brown performed a “release of the adductors”Read more »