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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

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
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 Pkwy
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: (510) 793-2404
Fax: (510) 793-1320

Monterey Office:
1011 Cass Street, Suite 115
Monterey, CA 93940

Palo Alto Office:
151 Forest Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301

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