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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

General Information

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Sports Hernia Prevention

Sports Hernia Prevention & Adductor Tendon Injury Prevention

Of the injuries suffered by professional hockey players, injuries to the adductor tendons represent about 10% of the total. Hockey players with weak adductors have a much higher incidence of adductor muscle injuries. If an athlete is placed on a program that focuses on strengthening the adductor muscle group, the incidence of adductor injures falls by a factor of 5.

Warm up:

  • Biking
  • Adductor Stretches
  • Side Lunges
  • Pelvic tilts
  • Strengthening
  • Ball squeezes
  • Concentric adduction
  • Seated adduction
  • Balance board

Source: Nicholas, Stephen J;Tyler, Timothy F. Adductor muscle strains in sport. Sports Med (2002) 32: 339-44.


Why a Site Dedicated to Information on Sports Hernias?

The groin injury that is called a “Sports Hernia” by many physicians is a real problem for athletes. But unfortunately, very few surgeons (especially in the US) understand the problem. This leads to many athletes receiving inadequate evaluations and treatments. I have cared for many athletes who have suffered with a “Sports Hernia” for years and have seen many “Specialists” before they finally had the right diagnostic tests performed and the injury adequately treated. In reviewing the information available on the Internet, it was obvious that much of the information out there was wrong. There was no one place where an athlete or physician could find the information they needed and information that they could rely on.

My goal in developing “SportsHernia.Com” was to provide a place where athletes and physicians could find the current information they needed to make the right decisions. “SportsHernia.Com” discusses the problem in a concise…

Welcome to our Blog

Thanks for visiting my website and blog. I know you have a LOT of questions and I hope this will be a good medium for us to share our knowledge and experiences so that others might benefit from them as well.

To your good health.

Dr. William Brown, MD

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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.

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Fremont Office:
39470 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: (510) 793-2404
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Monterey Office:
1011 Cass Street, Suite 115
Monterey, CA 93940

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

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