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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 – Runners

Addressing the Gender Gap in Sports Hernias

Sports Hernia is an Equal Opportunity Injury

Sports injuries happen to the best, and most fit of us, from professional athletes to neighborhood softball league stars. Sometimes, they’re benign like a sprain or a pulled muscle. But other times, an injury is more complex, such as a sports hernia. Deep tissue tears resulting from sharp movements, diagnosed as sports hernias, affect athletes of all ages, sizes and skill levels. And sports hernias are gender neutral. They affect both men and women.

 A sports hernia is less common than many other injuries, and even professionals have difficulty pinpointing one. In the simplest possible terms, a sports hernia happens when there is a tear in the abdominal muscles. It affects the groin and lower trunk area, which is part of the “core” that keeps us stable. Unlike a traditional hernia, it doesn’t cause a hole in the abdominal wall. However, this can also…

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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