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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

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Winter Weather and Sports Hernia Prevention

sports hernia prevention in the winter

Winter: depending on where you’re from, it can be the season of snow and sledding, or just sun and festive holiday spirit. But no matter what weather your winter brings, it also brings with it an increased risk for injury. During the colder months, we tend to stay inside longer and exercise less. Decreased activity puts you at risk for sustaining an injury during even normal activities.

A sports hernia is one type of those hidden injuries. A sports hernia injury happens when there is a tear in the abdominal muscles, usually caused by a sudden change in direction or twisting movement. They can happen in all sorts of situations and all types of activities, including running, swimming even heavy lifting. In the winter, skiers and snowboarders may be at an increased risk.

To ensure that your winter goes smoothly, make sure to be…

Cannot Imagine Where My Life Would Be

Good morning Dr. Brown,

It just past one year since the surgery.  Thank you so much for the operation and support thereafter. I truly appreciate it and cannot imagine where my life would be if circumstances had been different.

I just became a yoga instructor! Through the training, I was able to modify poses and rest when needed and became stronger through the process. I have been teaching restorative classes to help others heal as well.

In this picture I was able to get up in this supported handstand with the help of a few of the ladies in the training. I also have been able to continue my metal work; the second picture is a wood burning stove that I am just finishing up. 

Sometimes I will still have dull pain and weakness in the surgery areas and around the pubic symphysis. Overall am feeling good and have been…

My Fastest Half-Marathon Time in Years

Hello Dr. Brown,

I just wanted to check in to give you a progress report on my healing  and rehab.  Last weekend (11/13/16), just a little over 4 months since my  bilateral sports hernia surgery, I successfully completed the Big Sur  Half Marathon in Monterey. 

I finished with a time of 1:50:05, which  is my fastest half marathon time in years.  And more importantly, I  got through the run pretty much pain-free!  I could never have done this without your care and expertise.  Thank you again for all that  you do.

Best regards, 


Truly a Blessing

Thank you Dr. Brown 

You are truly a blessing and amazing. I’ve never known a doctor that has followed up on their patients the way you do. 

Happy Thanksgiving!!! 

From my family to yours,



I am back to doing the things I love to do

Dr. Brown,

Just wanted to thank you again. I feel great; no pain in the groin and hardly any in the stomach. I am back to doing the things I love to do.  And, that is because of you.

If you are ever in Niagara Falls, NY, please look me up.  My wife and I would love to see you. Thank you!


Post Sports Hernia Surgery

Making the Most of Your Post-Sports Hernia Surgery Recovery Time

It’s been a long road to get to this point. Waiting in doctors’ offices, listening to options, and finally deciding on surgery. Once the operation goes well, it can seem like you’re in the clear. It might be tempting to speed through your post-operation plan and get back to doing what you love as soon as possible. But neglecting your recovery is the easiest way to find yourself injured all over again.

Recovering from a sports hernia isn’t the easiest task in the world, but it’s a downhill slope. You’ve already been through the toughest parts, so why stop now? Rehabilitation is far from an inconvenience – it’s the key to getting back to full strength.  

An experienced sports hernia specialist is the best person to guide you through recovery. Dr. William Brown and his team create a specialized recovery…

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