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Active Release Technique

What is Active Release Technique (A.R.T.)?

football-player-art-42429586_sInjuries to the soft tissue like torn ligaments, strained muscles and pulled tendons are some of the most common sustained by athletes. While a sprained ankle may not be the worst sports injury that you can imagine, it is still a persistent and pesky one that could throw you off your game. Much like sports hernias, the ways that physicians approach and treat soft tissue injuries vary, as can the results.

Active Release Technique, also known as A.R.T focuses on the connections between muscle systems and uses applied tension and pressure to ease pain and promote recovery. Athletes suffering from a multitude of injuries have the potential to benefit from A.R.T.

Active Release Technique has been used to treat many different injuries, including back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, and tennis elbow, among others. The A.R.T. approach offers…

Recovering from a Sports Hernia

How to Speed Up Recovery from a Sports Hernia

sports-hernia-planks“The road to recovery” is called a road for a reason. Recovery from surgery requires committing to staying the course for as long as it takes to get to the destination. The more focused you are, the quicker you’ll reach a full recovery. Several activities can help to speed up your recovery process and get you back out on the field faster.

First, it’s important to always follow the instructions Dr. Brown provides. Use his years of experience to avoid prolonged recovery – after all, that’s what he’s here for. Physical therapy is the most common post-surgery option, and has been proven to be effective. Make physical therapy a priority. No matter how complicated or ridiculous an exercise may seem: you can be sure that it has been tried and tested to help recovery. Every move is designed to help you…

Sports Hernia Surgical Injury Repair Video Released


Dr. William Brown, California-Based Sports Hernia Surgeon, Releases Educational Video on Surgical Injury Repair

Dr. Brown discusses the complicated nature of sports hernias and the importance of consulting a surgeon experienced in surgically repairing this type of athletic injury in his latest educational video posted on YouTube.

FREMONT, CA March 11, 2015. — Dr. William Brown, renowned sports hernia (also called inguinal disruption) specialist, has released a new educational video on YouTube. With the injury widely misdiagnosed and incorrectly or under-treated, the sports hernia video offers his expert insight to athletes who are seeking accurate information about the debilitating injury and best practices in sports hernia repair surgery.

Dr. Brown performs approximately 200 inguinal disruption surgical repairs every year. Dr. Brown explains, “There are a small number of surgeons in the U.S. with a long history of performing this type of surgery. Yet, like all types of…

Sports Hernia Video

Dr. William H. Brown, a sports hernia specialist, explains the complexities of the sports hernia and his approach to this often misunderstood and misdiagnosed injury in this new video:

Special thanks to Andy Bork for directing and producing the above video.  Please visit his website to learn more about his services.  I highly recommend him.

Visit for additional information or call the office at (510) 793-2404.

Common Misconceptions About Sports Hernias

Myth Busting Part 1: Addressing Common Misconceptions About Sports Hernias

fact-vs-myth-sports-herniaAthletic pubalgia syndrome (APS) іs аlsо knоwn аs а sports hernia or inguinal disruption. Whіlе thе terms аrе usеd interchangeably, sports hernia is the most common name. Sports hernias are a result of weakening in the lower abdominal wall. Now that you know the correct terminology, let’s address a few common misconceptions surrounding sports hernias.

1. Sports hernias and inguinal hernias are one in the same

“Classic” or “Inguinal” hernias are full thickness holes in the lower abdominal wall.  Occasionally intestines will pop out through that defect and create a bulge under the skin.  An athlete with a sports hernia has damaged and partially torn the core muscles.  And thus will experience pain when bending or rotating the lower abdominal wall. Tenderness is common when a physician examines and probes the area.

2. Sports hernias are easily…

Professional Athletes Undergoing Sports Hernia Repair Surgery


Increasing Number of Professional Athletes Undergoing Sports Hernia Repair Surgery

Renowned sports hernia surgeon, Dr. William Brown, reports a 40% increase this year in professional athletes undergoing surgery to repair inguinal disruptions.

FREMONT, CA, October 23, 2014 — Sports hernia repair specialist, Dr. William Brown, performed 112 sports hernia repair surgeries on professional athletes during the first six months of 2014. This number represents a 40 percent increase from the previous year. Of the 112 patients, nine of them are professional athletes playing in the National Football League, National Baseball Association and Major League Soccer.

Dr. Brown credits the increase to the wider availability of accurate information about inguinal disruptions on the Internet and among the athletic community as a whole. He states, “Professional athletes tend to be very attuned to their bodies. When the pain associated with a sports hernia doesn’t subside and ultimately affects 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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