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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

We’re Moving!

Dr. Brown is moving his practice to a new location effective January 22, 2017!

Dr. Brown is moving!Our new address is:

39470 Paseo Padre Parkway, Suite 2
Fremont, CA  94538

Our phone numbers have not changed.

Please update your records and we look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Solved the Problem I’d lived With for Three Long Years

Just wanted to follow up and let you know that the surgery you performed in August solved the problem I’d lived with for 3 long years. I’ve continued to get stronger and stronger, and feel virtually no residual pain or loss of flexibility or strength. You did a terrific job, and as I’ve said before, I only wish I’d had the tendon surgery before the hip replacement – because I think probably the hip replacement could have been foregone.

In any case, wanted to say thanks, again, and wish you and your staff a healthy and happy 2017!

Best regards,


Interval Training & Sports Hernias

Minimize the Risk of a Sports Hernia Associated with Interval Training

It seems like every month, there’s a new fitness craze sweeping the nation. Some stick around, like Pilates and hot yoga, but others don’t quite make it (like the Shake Weight). A more recent trend that seems like it might be here to stay is interval training. It combines high-intensity exercises like box jumps and running ladders into a circuit. You do a few sets or minutes of each and move on to the next activity. The goal is to keep your heart rate up and vary the exercises. So far, it seems beneficial, and more and more people are trying it. However, what’s less clear is the less beneficial side: the risk of a sports hernia injury.

The basis of interval training is its speed. Athletes move from one activity to the next, limiting breaks and recovery time…

Ho Ho Hum Holidays – Tips to Keep You on the Right Path

Don’t Let the Holidays Ruin Your Sports Hernia Prevention Techniques or Recovery

Sports hernia prevention.  Diet, excercise and restraint.

The holidays are upon us, and along with the season comes music, family and food. The last months of the year are notorious for plates loaded with turkey, ham and stuffing. Did we say pie? When the holidays roll around, things get complicated. Sugary muffins and holiday treats take the place of fruit and oatmeal at breakfast. Potluck work lunches win over salads brought from home. Holiday parties with punches and appetizers can be nearly impossible to avoid. It’s no surprise that even the most diligent among us tend to gain a little bit of weight around the holiday season. What may be surprising is that extra weight also puts your ability to prevent or recover from a sports hernia at risk.

Proper nutrition that comes with eating well brings a whole host of benefits to your body,…

Sports Hernia Surgery Insurance?

Don’t Let Insurance (or Lack Thereof) Keep You From Sports Hernia Surgery

You’ve been through the doctor appointments, the specialist visits and the consultations. Now, sports hernia repair surgery might be in your future. Even with recovery as your top priority, it’s hard to ignore the calculator in the back of your mind adding up the costs. Unexpected medical bills can throw even the most careful budgeter off track. It’s important to understand how insurance can affect the costs of sports hernia repair. Different plans and costs can be confusing, but Dr. William Brown’s team has years of experience working with patients to find the best financial options, whether you have health insurance or self-pay.

Most insurance plans have a deductible. This means that you’ll pay your deductible amount before insurance covers any costs. If your deductible is $2000, then you’re responsible for the first $2000 of your medical expenses.…

Weight Lifting & Sports Hernias

Everyone’s Lifting Weights These Days. Is It Also Causing Sports Hernias?

weight lifting and sports hernia prevention

What do all of our favorite pro athletes have in common these days? Endorsement deals? Cool gear? More than that – today’s top athletes are better, stronger and faster. And they’re using weightlifting to get there. The professional football players that we watch on Sundays spend many hours in the gym during the week. The middle-aged woman’s general practitioner is telling her to use weights to retain muscle tone and ward off weight gain. The elderly in assisted living facilities are lifting dumb bells in group classes.

But most of us are not doing endless squats and deadlifts. Instead, we’re helping a friend move a heavy couch down a few too many flights of stairs. We’re carrying heavy bags. We’re pushing ourselves to move something that’s just too heavy. And, unlike professional athletes, we don’t have experienced trainers to…

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