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Sports Hernia Prevention Exercises

Recommended Exercises for Sports Hernia Prevention or Recovery

sports-hernia-prevention-exercisesA sports hernia is a lesser-known injury that has the potential to cause chronic, debilitating pain and sideline you from the most basic of life’s activities. It can strike professional athletes and amateurs alike, so it’s important for athletes at all levels to work toward recovering sports hernias, or better yet, preventing one in the first place. There are numerous sports hernia prevention exercises and stretches that can reduce your risk of injury.

A sudden twisting movement often causes a sports hernia injury. Common sports such as hockey, soccer, or dance involve these twisting movements, but they also occur during everyday activities. Before beginning any athletic or strenuous activity, STRETCH!

Specific muscles can become more flexible with repetitive stretching, increasing their flexibility and making them less prone to injury. A standing groin stretch can be particularly effective, since it focuses on the…

Avoiding a Sports Hernia

…It Begins at Your Core

hernia_muscle_coreLook around the fitness world today, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a set of guidelines that doesn’t recommend strengthening the core muscles. For sports enthusiasts and professional players alike, it’s more important than ever to recognize the importance of the muscles that make up the body’s core, especially if you want to avoid a sports hernia.

Encompassing a large area from your pelvis and hips to abdomen and lower back, the core is, in a sense, what holds everything else together. Core muscles help to stabilize the body during activity and to keep your balance throughout the day. In addition, a good core can promote good posture, eliminate back pain, and decrease the likelihood of injury like a sports hernia. However, these core muscles are often neglected in favor of legs or arms, leaving them weak and your body out of balance.

When one…

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,…

Top Sports Hernia Repair Surgeons in the United States

Finding the Best Sports Hernia Doctor for You

top-sports-hernia-doctorSports hernias are easily obscured from touch and sight. As such, they are not the first injury that comes to a doctor’s mind, making getting an accurate diagnosis extremely difficult for many athletes. That being said, when it comes to moving on to the next phase, recovery, many find an even bigger obstacle in the way. Locating a top sports hernia repair surgeon with extensive sports hernia repair experience and high recovery success rates. There are only a handful of doctors in the United States with enough knowledge to help you bounce fully back.

The confusing and complicated nature of sports hernias makes them some of the most difficult injuries to study, diagnose, and treat. Due to the injury’s complexities, sports hernia specialists are very rare, and even more so when taking a more in-depth look. The best physicians for the job…

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,…

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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