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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

Sports Hernia Treatment for the Non-Athletic Types

You Don’t Need to be a Sports Enthusiasts to Get a Sports Hernia

physical-training-before-sports-hernia-surgerySports Hernia injuries are often misdiagnosed by the physicians, leading to patients bouncing between doctors and specialists. The initial treatment is usually rest and analgesic medications. Then physical therapy can be started to try to regain strength, coordination, and range of motion. Hopefully conservation measure will allow you to heal; if not, then surgery can be considered.

Dr. William Brown has years of experience in dealing with sports hernia injuries and deciding the most effective course of sports hernia treatment on an individual basis. His unique background in treating sports hernias allows him to offer the highest level of expertise to every patient.

Can I Get a Sports Hernia but Not Play Sports?

A Sports Hernias by Any Other Trauma is Still a Sports Hernia

lifting-heavy-box-sports-herniaUnlike most confusing medical terms for injuries, a sports hernia appears fairly straightforward. The name seems to say it all: a hernia that can happen while playing sports. However, this is not always the case. Sports hernias can be caused by athletic pursuits, and while the majority are, but they can also result from normal, every day activities.

A sports hernia can occur whenever there is a sharp, twisting movement in the lower abdomen area. The most common situations resulting in injury are in sports, usually hockey, dance, soccer, or similar activities. Unfortunately, sports hernias can also happen over the course of day-to-day routines or thanks to unforeseen events.

Some everyday activities that are considered routine may actually be creating a higher risk of sports hernia injury. Heavy lifting, for example, can wear down the abdominal muscles and…

You Are a Miracle Worker

Two of my athletes successfully finished the Boston Marathon. Congratulations to D.S. and T.J.

D.S. here from Austin. You did my double sports hernia and hip adductor surgeries in Oct 2014; this week I ran the Boston Marathon.  Fastest time ever for me :) .  Just wanted to say thank you!  You are a miracle worker.

I just want to let you know that I successfully completed the Boston Marathon on Monday–less than six months after having surgery.  Thank you so much for everything!  I am glad I was able to connect with you when I did. T.J.


DS finishes Boston Marathon.


TJ completes the Boston Marathon.


Sports Hernia Website Updated for Mobile Users


Popular Informative Website, SportsHernia.com, Re-Launches With Mobile-Friendly Design

SportsHernia.com, an informative source for those seeking information on sports hernias, unveils a fresh look and responsive design to meet the needs of visitors increasingly viewing the site on mobile devices.

FREMONT, CA May 4, 2015. — The well ranked and popular website, SportsHernia.com, re-launches with a fresh look and a responsive design. Dr. William Brown, renowned sports hernia specialist, invested in the redesign in order to better provide his patients and site visitors with a viewer-friendly experience.

The mobile-friendly site is optimized for navigating on smartphones and tablets, which is a necessity today given the fact that the percentage of visitors viewing the website are doing so on such devices.

“It is difficult enough for those suffering from a sports hernia to find truthful and helpful information when it comes to diagnosing and treating sports hernias. It’s…

Gilmore’s Groin or Sports Hernia?

The Difference Between Gilmore’s Groin and a Sports Hernia

gilmore-sports-herniaA sports hernia diagnosis is often the final step in a journey through multiple doctors’ offices, web searches and almost endless frustration. Determining that your injury is a sports hernia is not an easy feat. Sports hernias are one of the most commonly misdiagnosed injuries, not only in sports practices, but also in medicine overall. And that’s for a good reason. Sports hernias are internal injuries, produce few specific symptoms and resemble many other conditions. Combined, these traits make it difficult to distinguish between a sports hernia and another similar type of injury.

One of the conditions most commonly confused with a sports hernia is what is known as a Gilmore’s groin injury. While the symptoms can be incredibly similar, a sports hernia is a much more specific condition and therefore treatments vary.

Gilmore’s groin is a wide-ranging term that…

Avoiding a Sports Hernia

…It Begins at Your Core

hernia_muscle_coreLook around the fitness world today, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a set of guidelines that doesn’t recommend strengthening the core muscles. For sports enthusiasts and professional players alike, it’s more important than ever to recognize the importance of the muscles that make up the body’s core, especially if you want to avoid a sports hernia.

Encompassing a large area from your pelvis and hips to abdomen and lower back, the core is, in a sense, what holds everything else together. Core muscles help to stabilize the body during activity and to keep your balance throughout the day. In addition, a good core can promote good posture, eliminate back pain, and decrease the likelihood of injury like a sports hernia. However, these core muscles are often neglected in favor of legs or arms, leaving them weak and your body out of balance.

When one…

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