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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 – Tennis

Tennis Anyone?

The Hernia Guide for Tennis Players

Tennis players are aware that common injuries of their game can include rotator cuff tears, stress fractures, ankle sprains, patellar tendonitis, and of course, tennis elbow. But tennis can also cause another very painful—albeit lesser-known—injury: the Sports Hernia.

What is it, exactly? And how is it different than a regular hernia?

A regular hernia happens when intestines push through a hole in the muscles.  The resulting bulge that can become painful.

However, a Sports Hernia occurs when there is a tear of adductor longus tendon or a tear of one of the oblique muscles.  These tears develop from sheer forces that high-intensity and twisting movements develop.  High level tennis players are prone to this type of injury.

Why are tennis players at risk of a Sports Hernia?

Tennis is one of the biggest triggers for Sports Hernias because of the repetitive twisting and turning…

William Brown, MD
Sports Hernia Specialist

Dr. Brown has been performing sports hernia surgeries and providing specialized rehabilitation programs since 1999.

His clients include the San Jose Sharks, San Jose Sabercats and the San Jose Earthquakes sports teams as well as athletes from the NFL, AFL, NBA, NBL and the United States Soccer League. Athletes from all over the United States as well as from 15 foreign countries have sought out Dr. Brown's expertise.

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