Sports Hernia – Basketball

Sports Hernias: The Journey from Diagnosis to Treatment and Recovery

Sports Hernias Are Often Misdiagnosed

Did you know that there’s a type of hernia that is specific to athletes and active people? Athletic pubalgia, more commonly known as a sports hernia, can be caused by the repetitive turning, twisting, and fast movements that come with tennis, basketball, wrestling, football, hockey, soccer, and even simple running. It develops when a tendon, a muscle, or a ligament is ripped.

If you’ve never heard of a sports hernia, you’re not alone. Many people haven’t, and it’s actually often misdiagnosed as a pulled muscle, a torn ligament, hypertension, a sprain, or even old age. But even though they are often misdiagnosed, sports hernias are common—and serious.

The pain that comes with one can affect the lower abdomen, groin, thigh, and the testicles, and it can make playing sports and engaging in activities very difficult. You may be able to feel it when you…

Basket Ball and Sports Hernias

What Basketball Players Need to Know About Sports Hernias

basketball-sports-herniaBasketball season is in full swing now and will continue through April. Athletes ranging from professionals to weekend pick up game types are hitting the courts. Typical jammed fingers, rolled ankles and bruises from an opponent’s elbow aside, basketball players are prime candidates for experiencing inguinal disruptions, otherwise known as Sports Hernias.

Basketball players are susceptible to Sports Hernias whether or not they are in optimal physical shape. Of course, the stronger the core muscles, the less chance you have of being sidelined due to injury, but they still occur.

Why basketball players are at risk of Sports Hernias

Basketball players can develop a Sports Hernia because this injury is caused by repetitive twisting and turning at high speed. Dribbling down court. Stopping. Turning directions quickly. Twisting core muscles to fake or make a pass. All these quick movements and turns…

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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