Are You a Candidate For Sports Hernia Surgery?

Sports hernia patients are predominantly men, although women can also suffer this type of injury. Athletes participating in extreme and repeated twisting-and-turning sports such as football, hockey, soccer, and tennis are the most likely candidates for treatment.

Symptoms of a sports hernia include:

  • Pain in the lower abdomen
  • Pain in the groin
  • Pain in the testicle (males)
  • Persistent pain lasting over a month

Often, patients report a history of chronic groin pain but experience relief from rest. However, the situation worsens with every run, cut, forward bend or other movement where the groin is strained. Most hernia patients cannot remember a specific injury for the onset. Rather, the initial tear is compounded as a group of small tears due to continued participation in athletic activities.

Many times, a sports hernia is misdiagnosed as a groin pull, strained abdominal muscle or other injury. If you believe your sports hernia has been misdiagnosed then an appointment and exam with Dr. Brown will give you a definitive answer. He will begin with a comprehensive evaluation followed by treatment recommendations and thorough recovery strategy.

Learn more about Dr. Brown’s approach to the treatment of sports hernias or contact Dr. Brown for additional information.

William Brown, MD
Hernia Specialist

Dr. Brown has been repairing inguinal hernias for over 30 years, taking care of Athletes with Sports Hernia injuries since 1999.  Dr. Brown has been taking care of patients with complications from mesh for so long that his hair is gray. Luckily he still has some hair.

His patients include players from the San Jose Sharks and the San Jose Earthquakes as well as athletes from the NFL, AFL, NBA, and the local college teams. As well as Athletes from 15 foreign countries.

Fremont Office
William H. Brown, M.D.
39470 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 793-2404
Fax: (510) 793-1320

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