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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

How Much Does Sports Hernia Surgery Cost?

What You Should Know About Insurance and Sports Hernia Repair Surgery – Part Two

health-care-costs-sports-herniaSports hernias are terribly painful injuries that require surgery and rehabilitation. Once you’ve had surgery and begin to see light at the end of the tunnel, the last thing that you want is for the light to be a train heading toward you with a huge medical bill.  So, just how much does sports hernia surgery cost?

Unfortunately, sports hernia repair surgery, like any other major operation, has the potential to put a major dent into your finances if you don’t fully understand how much is covered by insurance, if any at all.

The first priority is, and should be, your recovery. However, it’s hard not to think about the price it may carry. The good news is that specialists like Dr. Brown know this and have years of experience dealing with insurance. The…

Is Sports Hernia Surgery Covered by Insurance

What You Should Know About Insurance and Sports Hernia Repair Surgery – Part One

sports-hernia-insurance-coverageUnfortunately, most of us have to work for a living. And even more unfortunately, money doesn’t grow on trees. Therefore, it is important to understand what costs are involved with having sports hernia repair surgery, and how insurance comes into play.  The most frequent question we hear is:  is sports hernia surgery covered by insurance?

Let’s start with the deductible. Most people have health insurance that has a “deductible.” If your deductible is $3000, then you are responsible for paying the first $3000 of your medical expenses for the year. Once the deductible is met, your insurance company will cover the rest of your medical expenses for the year. You can use this to help minimize your costs. For example if you have already met your deductible for a given year,…

California Sports Hernia Repair Surgeon

Coming to California for Sports Hernia Repair Surgery?
Make a vacation out of it.

california-sports-hernia-surgeonThere’s just no way around the fact that sports hernias are painful injuries that can be difficult to diagnose. It can be as difficult finding a qualified sports hernia surgeon. One of the best in the country is located in the Bay Area in California. Fremont, to be exact. There are definitely worse places to have to travel than the beautiful San Francisco area, where Dr. Brown’s facilities are located. You’ll need to step out into at least a little sunlight (or maybe fog) to get from the airport to his office. But why stop there?

When you fly in for surgery, don’t think of it as work, although recovering from your sports hernia injury will definitely take a lot of work. All work and no play can lead to a very dull trip. After all,…

Warning Signs of a Sports Hernia

Six Warning Signs of a Sports Hernia You Don’t Want to Ignore

warning-signs-sports-herniaSports hernias (inguinal disruptions) are notoriously difficult to spot and usually aren’t diagnosed at all without seeing a specialist. They cause unspecific, chronic pain in the entire midsection of the body. They are internal injuries and usually cannot be detected outwardly. Adding all this up, it’s easy to understand why sports hernias are so difficult to identify. In addition, the warning signs are easy to brush off or attribute to any number of conditions, like pain from a sprain or fall that will eventually subside on its own. Don’t make that mistake.

Never ignore the warning signs of a sports hernia. Seeking a diagnose early or ignoring the pain for weeks or months could mean the difference between healing or being stuck on the sideline for quite some time.

  1. Sports hernias often come with two types of pain.…

At Risk For a Sports Hernia?

What Increases My Risk For a Sports Hernia?

Many atheletes are prone for sports herniasAthletes have heard about certain injuries for years. They are familiar with the common sprained ankle, occasional broken wrist, and sometimes serious hit on the head and subsequent concussion. However, less often mentioned or known is the sports hernia injury, also known as an inguinal disruption. A sports hernia is a soft tissue injury to the abdominal wall that results in a tear. These rips are often caused by sharp, twisting movements like those that regularly occur in dance, hockey, running, basketball, and countless other sports and activities.

If your physical activities often include abdominal twisting or high-speed direction changes, then you could be at risk for a sports hernia injury. Common causes of the injury include failing to warm up, cool down, stretch, lack of flexibility and a weak core muscle group.

Difficult to diagnose and understand, sports hernias…

Sports Hernia Symptoms When Running

The Runner’s Guide to Sports Hernias

sports-hernia-runningYou’re running and you start to feel a dull, achy pain in your abdominal area. Maybe pulling or stretching feeling in your groin? You may be suffering from a sports hernia. A fairly uncommon injury in runners, a sports hernia is a soft tissue injury to your groin and lower abdominal area caused by sudden, sharp, twisting movements.

Sports hernias are characterized by the presence of aching pain in the groin or lower abdominal area when twisting, lifting and impact. Runners may feel pain while jogging and planting their feet, although it may also strike while doing strength training, especially abdominal exercises. Simple daily tasks may also trigger sharp pain that comes on fast.

Sports hernia pain also can also be distinguished by its occurrence in cycles. Usually, a runner will rest and the pain will subside. However, it usually comes back with…

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.

Location:
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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