Dr. Adrian Rawlinson

Preventive Medicine
SF, CA
40 years experience male

Locations

California Pacific Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

SF, CA

Address

3838, California St, SF, CA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
Show more

Practice website

About

Bio

Experienced Sports Medicine Physician Ex Sports Medicine Physician for Great Britain Olympic Team Ex Sports Medicine Physician for University of California Berkeley Specializes in the non-surgical management of all Sports and Musculoskeletal conditions/injuries.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Preventive Medicine

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

62 Answers
27 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Don't waste your $$: In otherwise healthy people all multivitamin preparations have been proven to be worthless. I stopped taking a multivitamin about 3 years ago. Save y... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Advise PT for rehab: See a pt for rehab. If no better in 2 weeks see pcp or an ortho doc.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Calisthenics: One of the greatest advantages of body-weight training is that you can do anywhere, anytime, and there are a lot of exercises you can choose from to s... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Bad food: Probably not. You need a cardio and respiratory check up. See your gp.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Creatinine?: Do you mean Creatinine rather than Creatine? They are different,
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Hearing check: Doesn't sound too serious. But probably good to have your PCP look in your ear and check your hearing.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Pt: Range of motion exercises usually with help from a physical therapist.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Fracture. : I'd it's non displaced then bracing or casting. If its displaced then open reduction and internal fixation.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Scoliosis assessment: Depends on the severity of the problem. See a physical therapist who can advise you on an exercise program.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Ignore: Avoid antibiotics - they do NOT work for 95% of sinusitis cases!
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Think: Think twice about that CT Scan - the radiation dose can be about 200 times that of a Chest X Ray !
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Allergies ?: It may not be infection. Could be allergies - maybe allergic rhinitis. Talk to your doctor.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Possible concussion: Please make sure that you get assessed for a possible concussion . A blow to the head with the symptoms that you describe really need further assessm... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Poss surgery: The bucket handle tear of the meniscus will likely cause you problems - should probably be dealt with via arthroscopic approach. The ACL tear can w... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Cause of knee pain: In someone your age the common problems are patello-femoral syndrome, Osgood Schlatters and tendinitis. These are not serious conditions. Have your p... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Home remedy: Sounds very non -specific. Specific diagnosis difficult without physical exam of the area. Apply a little ice and take 600mg Ibuprofen with food. If n... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Ignore: MRIs of the lumbar spine can be very misleading - my advice is to treat the patient NOT the MRI !
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Tietze Syndrome: Tietze syndrome is a rare, inflammatory disorder characterized by chest pain and swelling of the cartilage of one or more of the upper ribs (costochon... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Will not help: no evidence that Creatine helps with plantar fasciitis. In March 2015, a study published by the British Journal of Cancer found that men using supplem... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
See your dcotor: There are lots of causes for multiple joint pain and stiffness. Your doctor will need to examine your joints and maybe run some lab tests. Sometimes ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
No need to worry: HI Sounds like a very low impact injury. Should not be severe enough to cause a new concussion or aggravate a new one. Im sure you'll be fine - dont w... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Lymph node: May not be a lymph node. There are lots of other swellings - cyats, lipomas etc etc. Node swelling is usually caused by infection. See your gp for a... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
See ORTHO: Some times fractures don't heal well. You can get a mal union or a non union. See an ortho doc.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Pt : Probably need to see a physical therapist. They can guide your rehab and provide a home exercise program to get your knee back to good functioning.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
SC joint: Might be an inflamed sterno-clavicular (SC) joint. Apply some ice and take ibuprofen. If not improving over the next few days see your PCP.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
No: Dont waste your money !
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Ignore: Athlete's foot is a common infection caused by a fungus. It most often affects the space between the.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Not sure : I'm not sure what you are asking. Can you provide more info? Are you starting to lift weights or are you wanting to modify your program?
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Protein: It's a good idea, because it helps your muscles recover and grow. Your muscles don’t care if the protein comes from a hard-boiled egg, glass of choco... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Creatine study: In March 2015, a study published by the British Journal of Cancer found that men using supplements containing creatine may have a higher risk of getti... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Ignore: Avoid antibiotics as much as possible - virtually ALL sinusitis is due to a virus infection.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
No minimum: The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend an upper limit for sodium consumption of 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day for adults. Generally... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Protein: It's a good idea, because it helps your muscles recover and grow. Your muscles don’t care if the protein comes from a hard-boiled egg, glass of choco... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Why 12 weeks: Why 12 weeks? - exercise is best if you do it regularly 3-4 times per week - indefinitely.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Creatine study: In March 2015, a study published by the British Journal of Cancer found that men using supplements containing creatine may have a higher risk of getti... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Anytime: Anytime of the day is good.....whenever you can fit it into your daily schedule.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Rheumatoid advice : Make sure you have a good PCP to coordinate your care and see a good rheumatologist. Hook up with patients who also have RA - go to patientslikeme.com... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
PT: For these types of lesions I recommend a good course of physical therapy. If you are having a lot of pain then a cortisone shot can help. Surgery is... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Back program: Always good to maintain strength and flexibility in your back. See a PT who can teach you a good ongoing stretching and strengthening program. Foam r... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Think twice: April 16, 2015 -- Men who use muscle-building supplements containing creatine or androstenedione may have a higher risk of getting testicular cancer, ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Kinesio taping: The jury is out as regards this type of treatment - it is very trendy and probably over used - here's a link to a research article -http://www.ncbi.nl... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Med. epicondylitis: Possible medial epicondylitis - sometimes called golfers elbow. Needs ice, NSAIDs, sometimes PT can help Cortisone shot can help a lot. Good luck
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Creatine: Drink plenty of fluid while taking creatine. Although it has not been proven, dehydration, heat-related illnesses, muscle cramps, reduced blood volume... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Benign click: Sounds like a completely benign click - similar to when you crack a finger knuckle. If you are worried see your PCP or an ENT doctor.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Gout causes : Gout can be related to diet but sometimes no specific dietary influences are found. It's often due to a metabolic defect whereby you produce too much ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Inositol: Inositol is a vitamin-like substance. It is found in many plants and animals. It can also be made in a laboratory. Inositol is used for diabetic nerv... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Creatine: absolutely not - dont worry about it - you dont need extra creatine and you don need to measure it. In March 2015, a study published by the British J... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Spur : Most spurs are completely asymptomatic. They don't need any specific treatment. Very few need surgery.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Blood under toe: You can get a subungual hematoma. Sometimes related to trauma. Can occur with ill fitting shoes.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Rib pain causes: There are lots of reasons for this including ; intercostal muscle strain, costochondritis or more rarely a stress fracture in the rib. If it's been go... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

3
Recommendations
50
Thank you notes
Jan 16, 2016
Great addition to HealthTap who gives great answers and collaborates well with colleagues, as well as gladly teaching and learning from us all.
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rawlinson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rawlinson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you doctor. Japanese doctors don't say a lot, so a relief to hear that their post-op PT rehab plan is the same as your suggestion. I'm getting decent ROM but w...Read More
HealthTap member
I have seen a doctor about my knee pains and had my knees x-rayed, there was apparently nothing wrong with them, but I think it has to do with fluid or ligaments.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks wanting to run but with safety with my back!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Leeds School of Medicine, England
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

University of London, UK

Awards

Thought Leader, First Place, San Francisco Region - Fall
2015
Top Sports Medicine Specialist , First Place, National - Fall
2015
Most Influential Doctor, First Place, San Francisco Region - Fall
2015
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less