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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

I still can’t believe I can run again…

Dr. Brown,

Since my full recovery in May/June I started thinking about running a Baltimore Marathon in October to celebrate my recovery and successful surgery. I ended up running 2 in the last month and just signed up for Olympic Triathlon in Key West on Dec 9th.

I will be writing another email to my sports Doc and my PT guy to update them on my amazing results and will include you in on it since it is all because of you. And I will never take it for granted.

I am back to playing soccer 3 times a week, and better then ever. My Adductor feel perfect and I can’t even tell a difference between two legs.

Thank you for everything!



Think You Might Have a Sports Hernia?

When to Seek Treatment for a Suspicious Groin Injury

Do you have a nagging pain in your lower abdomen, groin, thigh, or testicles that simply won’t go away and is really affecting your athletic performance?   Do your core muscles feel weak? Can you no longer accelerate like you used to? If so, this is a big problem. You may very well might be dealing with a sports hernia.

If you don’t know what a sports hernia is, you’re not alone. Even many doctors haven’t heard of a sports hernia—and there are some doctors who don’t believe they exist.  However, they most certainly exist, and they are painful.

Sports hernias develop from the repetitive turning, twisting, and fast movements that athletes make when playing. They can happen to just about anyone, no matter what level of athlete you are, or how in shape you may be.

A sports hernia can be…

…Thank you and your staff “wholeheartedly” for your kindness and professionalism

Hi Dr. Brown,

C.R., Bill’s mom, here.  I just wanted to touch base and let you know how well Bill is doing.

He’s in “full go” both off and on the field at St. Mary’s College. My husband and I want to thank you and your staff “wholeheartedly” for your kindness and professionalism.  You are a breath of fresh air (or maybe a “throwback”) in today’s medical profession.

We appreciate you and the time and care you’ve given Bill.  We recommend you to all and wish you nothing but the best!

Thank you again!


…I am running pain free

Hey Dr Brown,

It’s Kolt.  

I want to say thank you.  I am running pain free for the first time in almost 4 years now.  My strength and mobility are back.   So happy 🙂

…Feeling stronger all the time

Dr. Brown,

It has been about a year and nine months since surgery and I am still progressing forward, feeling stronger all the time. I will still have flare ups here and there but so far they have all subsided with time.

Thank you for the surgery and support. 





Prevent a Sports Hernia

Best Stretches for Sports Hernia Prevention

What exactly is a sports hernia? It’s a difficult-to-diagnose injury that is caused by repetitive movements that many sports—such as tennis, running, basketball, dancing, wrestling, football, hockey, and soccer—involve.

Not only can a sports hernia develop from repetitive movement; it can also happen as a result of a sudden twisting motion. When a sports hernia occurs, it can cause truly debilitating pain that remains persistent and can threaten the performance of many athletes. Because these injuries are severe and have the potential to hurt an otherwise great sports career, it’s very important for athletes to do their best to prevent sports hernias from happening.

What’s one of the best ways to prevent a sports hernia?

Stretching! Do this before engaging in any type of sport—or any strenuous activity, for that matter. When you stretch, you’re helping your muscles become more flexible and therefore less…

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William Brown, MD
Sports Hernia Specialist

Dr. Brown has been performing sports hernia surgeries and providing specialized rehabilitation programs since 1999.

His clients include the San Jose Sharks, San Jose Sabercats and the San Jose Earthquakes sports teams as well as athletes from the NFL, AFL, NBA, NBL and the United States Soccer League. Athletes from all over the United States as well as from 15 foreign countries have sought out Dr. Brown's expertise.

Locations: (Fremont is the Main Office)

Fremont Office:
39470 Paseo Padre Parkway, Suite 2
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: (510) 793-2404
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Monterey, CA 93940

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