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Your Guide to Understanding Sports Hernias and the
 Medical Treatment of
 Sports Hernias
by William Brown, MD
Advanced Medical Treatment for Sports Related Hernias

Going Overseas for Sports Hernia Treatment?

Is Seeking Treatment for Sports Hernias Overseas Overrated?

16292575_sWhen the Wisconsin Badger’s medical team first sidelined their star running back, Cory Clement, thanks to a suspected groin injury prior to the opening game of the season, it was anticipated that the nature of the situation as temporary.

That was before Clement’s less than stellar performance in the season opener against Alabama where he rushed eight times for a mere 16 yards of distance. Worse, that poor performance took a further toll on his body that has left the veteran junior sitting on the bench for the bulk of the season with a sports hernia diagnosis.

With no improvement in his condition over time, which is common with sports hernias, the 21-year-old was scheduled for a procedure with a sports hernia specialist in Germany. Munich-based expert, Dr. Ulrike Muschawek is slated to perform the surgery, but leaves fans and other athletes…

Age and Sports Hernias

Does Your Age Make You More Prone to a Sports Hernia Injury?

16993135_sPerhaps, after a long run, an aggressive sporting event, or a simple muscle strain, you feel a pain in your groin or abdomen. It may go away with rest, then return with activity and is painful to the touch. With these symptoms, there’s one likely diagnosis: an inguinal disruption, otherwise known as a sports hernia. While many different things, including your physical condition, core strength and participation in athletics, can influence sports hernias, age can make you more prone to a sports hernia as well.

What is a Sports Hernia?

A sports hernia occurs when a weak spot in the muscle or connective tissue in the abdominal area tears when stressed. Inguinal disruptions usually occur near where the rectus abdominis (six pack muscle) attaches to the pelvis. The damage causes discomfort, pain, and loss of mobility when not…

The Misunderstood Sports Hernia

A Sports Hernia Specialist Ends the Frustration of Misdiagnosis and Recovery

sports hernia specialistYou wouldn’t see a heart specialist for a broken bone. So why do many professional and amateur athletes schedule appointments with their general practitioners when they need a specialist to accurately diagnosis pain associated with a Sports Hernia?

Pain that radiates from the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the pelvic area should be evaluated for a Sports Hernia diagnosis – especially when rest and ice help pain subside, but immediately returns when activity resumes. Though possible in circumstances as benign as lifting groceries out of a cart, your trunk muscles (your core) are far more prone to injury when playing hockey, soccer, football, basketball, etc., which involve twisting and suddenly changing directions. These movements can cause tears in muscles in the abdomen and groin area – a Sports Hernia.

Though a Sports Hernia shares the same name as a…

Basket Ball and Sports Hernias

What Basketball Players Need to Know About Sports Hernias

basketball-sports-herniaBasketball season is in full swing now and will continue through April. Athletes ranging from professionals to weekend pick up game types are hitting the courts. Typical jammed fingers, rolled ankles and bruises from an opponent’s elbow aside, basketball players are prime candidates for experiencing inguinal disruptions, otherwise known as Sports Hernias.

Basketball players are susceptible to Sports Hernias whether or not they are in optimal physical shape. Of course, the stronger the core muscles, the less chance you have of being sidelined due to injury, but they still occur.

Why basketball players are at risk of Sports Hernias

Basketball players can develop a Sports Hernia because this injury is caused by repetitive twisting and turning at high speed. Dribbling down court. Stopping. Turning directions quickly. Twisting core muscles to fake or make a pass. All these quick movements and turns…

Sports Hernias and Teenagers

Time Between Sports Hernia Injury and Treatment is an Eternity

The quicker the diagnosis the better for teenagers.

sports hernia teenagerAny parent who has raised or is raising children knows teenagers are not the epitomes of patience. This is especially the case when they are in pain and that pain is hindering them from doing what they want to do. Also, a parent with a teenager struggling with an undiagnosed injury feels the child’s frustration and pain as much, if not more so, than the teen.

We get it. We have children too. And with the media’s attention on high school athletes’ injuries lately, collectively, we’re on guard (as medical professionals and parents) whenever teenagers complain of pain. Teens are not immune to a sports hernia, despite their resiliency and strength.

If your teenager has severe abdominal pain (either side), your general practitioner or pediatrician might order further testing to rule out…

Sports Hernia Specialist Helps Boston Marathon Runners


Boston Marathon Runners Attribute Dr. William Brown, Sports Hernia Specialist, With Getting Them Back in the Race

FREMONT, CA. November 17, 2015. Two runners who competed in the 2015 Boston Marathon, one of the six World Marathon Majors, attribute their ability to compete to Dr. William Brown, a renowned sports hernia specialist and surgeon. Both competitors underwent surgery less than a year before last April’s annual marathon that draws over 30,000 athletes from around the world.

The Marathon’s course run 26 miles 385 yards long and is considered to be on of the most difficult among marathons, due in part to Heartbreak Hill’s ascent. This hill falls between the 20 and 21-mile marks and is believed to be the point at which runners’ glycogen stores in the muscles are depleted.

To run in the Boston Marathon is a dream for many runners and completing it is an…

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