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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

Sports Hernia – Crossfit

Interval Training & Sports Hernias

Minimize the Risk of a Sports Hernia Associated with Interval Training

It seems like every month, there’s a new fitness craze sweeping the nation. Some stick around, like Pilates and hot yoga, but others don’t quite make it (like the Shake Weight). A more recent trend that seems like it might be here to stay is interval training. It combines high-intensity exercises like box jumps and running ladders into a circuit. You do a few sets or minutes of each and move on to the next activity. The goal is to keep your heart rate up and vary the exercises. So far, it seems beneficial, and more and more people are trying it. However, what’s less clear is the less beneficial side: the risk of a sports hernia injury.

The basis of interval training is its speed. Athletes move from one activity to the next, limiting breaks and recovery time…

Could CrossFit Training Cause Sports Hernias?

CrossFit Training and Sports HerniasEvery sport is different, and with every sport comes a different set of concerns in preventing injuries. But what happens when a whole new sport emerges? Over the last few years, the expansion of CrossFit has brought up new questions about the best ways athletes can prevent sports hernias.

This latest exercise craze seems to be a combination of just about every sport imaginable: running, weightlifting, gymnastics, rowing, jumping – the list goes on and on. CrossFit is based on the principle of high-intensity interval training, meaning that athletes participate in a wide variety of activities for short bursts of time. The new “sport” encourages athletes to test their limits and take on more and more intense workouts. While this may be an excellent way to train for nearly any other sport, it also creates new worries about injury prevention.

Sports hernias are caused by sharp, twisting movements and quick…

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.

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William H. Brown, M.D.
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Fremont, CA 94538
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