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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.

Sports Hernia Myths

Five Common Myths About Sports Hernias

Sports Hernia Myths

Sometimes it’s easy to tell the difference between medical truths and myths, like when a distant aunt sends you an article about the latest cancer-curing berry found on sale on Amazon for an amazing $19.99. Unfortunately, all myths aren’t as easy to spot.

Sports hernias are already complex injuries, with few common symptoms. Even in the medical world, there are few experts who are skilled at diagnosing and treating inguinal disruptions, making even harder to discern fact from fiction. Information that stems from the internet or even your doctor might seem reasonable at face value, but is wrong. To prevent injuries and help speed along your recovery, let’s dispel five of the most common myths about sports hernias.

1. Sports hernia injuries only happen to professional athletes.

Usually when we hear about sports hernias, it’s because our favorite hockey player or pro athlete is…

Children and Sports Hernias

It’s Back to School and Back to Sports

Children and sports hernias

Backpacks are filled with fresh supplies. It’s time for students to head back to school, and back to school sports. Football games, cross country meets, and seemingly endless practices. Keeping up with both schoolwork and athletic commitments can be tough for students, and preventing injury is often the last thing on their minds.

With so many kids playing sports during the school year, we’ve all heard about the dangers of heat exhaustion or overworked muscles. Football, volleyball and field hockey to water polo, all sports carry the risk of another less heard of injury in young athletes: a sports hernia.

A sports hernia injury can happen to athletes of all ages, and in nearly any sport. This type of injury happens when the muscles in the groin area tear under stress from movements, such as. switching directions quickly, twisting and turning, or…

Learn From Others About Sports Hernias

Five Things Your Competitors Can Teach You About Sports Hernias

professional athletes and sports herniasEvery day, it seems like there’s new headline about yet another world-class athlete sidelined by injury. Sometimes it’s the usual culprits: an ACL tear or even a concussion. But sometimes it’s something more unexpected: a sports hernia injury.

When considering possible causes, a sports hernia is often at the bottom of the list – or not even considered at all! It can take multiple visits or even specialists to diagnose the injury. Sports hernias can bench an athlete for weeks or even months. That’s why today’s top athletes spend time focusing on the key ways to prevent sports hernia injuries before they happen.

Here are a five things you can learn from the pros:

  1. Athletes are familiar with the importance of a balanced, healthy diet, and they know that maintaining one can help build strength and resilience. But smart athletes…

Recovering from a Sports Hernia

It isn’t a Sprint — It’s a Marathon

sports hernia recovery process

First, a sports hernia diagnosis. Then surgical repair, and next comes the recovery process. Getting to the recovery stage can feel a little bit like finally crossing the finish line of a long race. You wouldn’t head immediately to another race’s starting line. You’d take time to recover and get back to your peak. Recovering from sports hernia repair surgery is similar, taking it slow to get back to full strength.

Once a sports hernia has been repaired surgically, Dr. William Brown work with patient athletes to develop a tailored recovery plan. This might include a combination of rest, diet restrictions, and physical therapy, all personalized to meet your specific case. You’ll spend time building back up the muscles that were injured, as well as improving your overall flexibility and core strength. However, it’s important to be aware of some…

Work With a Sports Hernia Specialist

Why Dr. William Brown Does Sports Hernia Recovery Best

Sports hernia injuries tend to heal very slowly if at all.

drbrown_imgA sports hernia injury is complex, requires specialized surgical repair and expertise in the recovery plan. Sports hernias occur when there is a tear in the abdominal or groin muscles area. Often, this results in chronic pain and rarely a visible or palpable bulge.  The pain is often in the inguinal region or groin.  Rest often helps; but the pain tends returns quickly with activity.  Athletes often ignore the injury because when they are not active there is minimal pain and they are used to dealing with some pain during activity.  Eventually the athlete seeks advice. Unfortunately, getting a correct diagnosis can be a painful process all on its own. Athletes can bounce between multiple physicians before seeing an experienced specialist like Dr. Brown, delaying their…

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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