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Dr. Warren Strudwick

Sports Medicine
Emeryville, CA
30 years experience male

Locations

Office

Emeryville, CA

Address

5900 Hollis Street, Emeryville, CA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 430pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

Health Net

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Dr. Strudwick is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise, and, in particular, injuries to the knee and shoulder. Currently in practice with Bay Area Orthopedic and Sports Specialists, Dr. Strudwick cares for athletes and other physically active individuals, including injured workers and the perpetually active baby boomers. A board certified orthopedic surgeon, he works to keep athletes of all levels vibrant, healthy and in peak physical condition. When asked, what is the most rewarding aspect of his practice, Dr. Strudwick comments, that “…returning anyone, including athletes, to their pre-injury level of activity and performance, and then witnessing their return to a greater quality of life is the greatest reward” .

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.

Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgery

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

156 Answers
150 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Triceps strain: Ice, rest, and physical therapy may help decrease your symptoms. Taking the Ibuprofen is a good idea. It's most likely that you have a strain of your ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Depends on problem: This medication is a biologically engineered Hyaluronic Acid product that is designed and approved by the FDA for injection into osteoarthritic knees.... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
An overuse syndrome: There are a few causes of runner's knee. The most common involves the front of the knee and is caused by damage to the cartilage lining the patella (p... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Do what you can!: In general, there is no reason to restrict exercise unless it causes pain. Exertion all activity can bring on increased symptoms from hemorrhoids but... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Separate causes?: Generally arthritis does not cause numbness. However numbness can be associated with connective tissue disorders and inflammatory arthritis. See a lo... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Lumbar strain: It is likely that you have strained your lower back. This occurs as a result stretching the ligaments and muscles of your spine beyond their limit c... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Need chest pain eval: It is easy to say that your pain is associated with your history of acid reflex. But your chest pain should be evaluated by your physician and an ekg ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Rest and Ice: Try ice, rest, and anti inflammatory meds first. Make sure your shoes are supportive and the right shoes for your foot type. Persistant symptoms may r... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Any medication can cause adverse side effects if taken for too long or repetitively. Oral corticosteroids are no exception. Side effects can include w... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Fitness for life: At age 20, the most likely cause is that you are not as fit as you could be. However, you should see your doctor for a complete physical to asses your... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Infection?Nonunion?: First we have to make sure the fracture is healed and that there is no infection in the bone. These would be the most serious reasons causing persista... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Rest, ice, NSAID: Rest, ice, and antiinflammatories are the key for this syndrome. Your growth plates are not fully mature and you will have symptoms until they do. You... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Wait for to six week: The perineal nerve runs along the outside of your knee and occasionally can be injuried with a twist. This can cause toe numbness. Another likely caus... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Maybe: It could be a strain, but could also be an injury to the articular cartilage (lining of the ends of the bone), meniscus (cartilage pad), or even a fra... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Have an evaluation: Most ankle injuries cause pain with activity and not just with rest. When you sprained your ankle you may have injured ligaments , bone, or the cartil... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Don't: Don't worry if you cannot do it all, just keep trying.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Ignore: Be patient. Follow your rehab protocol. Listen to your doctor and therapist.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Evaluation necessary: Could be a stress fracture, posterior tibial tendon injury, or plantar fasciitis. Suggest a thorough evaluation that may include x-rays and an mri. R... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Keep trying!!: Any workout is better than none. Take time for a brief 10-15 minute workout 2-3 days per week. You will feel better and will be motivated to make your... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Unexplained effusion: Have you had an MRI yet? You may have articulat cartilage or a meniscal injury. Blood tests can help rule out rheumatologic diseases. Infection sound... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Chondromalacia: Early arthritis could cause pain with kneeling, especially if the cartilage on the undersurface of the kneecap (patella) is damaged. This is called ch... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Rotator cuff: Your difficulty is due to weakness and pain due to your tear. Even a small year can weaken your strength enough for you to have problems.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Suspect strain : You could be experiencing pain from an abdominal muscle strain or tear. You also should be evaluated for a possible inguinal hernia. See you primary c... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Burning knee. : The knee is the largest joint on the body and although it seems like it is very simple, it is a complex joint. The tissue around the joint includes bo... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Energy drink: It depends on the nature of your workout. By itself, an energy drink will not cause you to lose muscle mass or lower body fat. If the energy drink is ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Yes it can: Unless you have sustained a traumatic injury to your knee, it is unlikely that you have arthritis at your age. Arthritis can cause burning but injures... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Hip flexor strain: You may have a strain of the flexor tendon just in front of the hip joint. Treatment includes icing, anti-inflammatory meds, rest, and physical therap... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Ignore: Drink water, manage the pain. Wait for them it pass. Follow your doctors orders.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Ignore: A painful joint is not normal. Stay fit.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Ignore: Keep your muscles strong. Maintain core fitness practice balance. Avoid high impact activity if poss.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Increase muscle mass: Weight gain associated with body building is related to the increase in muscle mass. With proper training, attention to diet, and diligence you can bu... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Get a recheck: Stiffness, pain, and swelling are common symptoms after an ankle fracture, even if it is healed. Depending on the severity of the fracture, arthritis ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Muscle strain: You may have strained a muscle. Recommended treatment consists of rest and icing (2-3 times/day for 5-10 minutes). It may take 1-2 weeks for you to fe... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Needs investigation: Knee pain is very common and there are many causes for pain. A thorough evaluation will be needed to determine the cause of your pain. Your negative M... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Post op effusion: Call your doc. She can assess whether your post operative effusion is of concern.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
No specific yoga: There is no specific yoga for chondromalacia patella. However, use yoga to rehab your knee. Any exercise that requires you to bend at your knees deepl... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
30 minutes per day: Daily exercise recommendations vary. The american heart association recommends 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vig... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
End stage OA: When your pain prevents you from having a reasonable lifestyle and your range of motion does not allow you to perform your average daily living activi... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
It's inflammation: Congrats on reaching your 4 mile goal. It sounds like you have what is called costochondritis. it is an inflammation of the joint between the breast ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Surgery possible: If your impingement has not resolved with conservative (nonsurgical) treatment,i t is likely that you will benefit from surgery. If you have not had a... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
NO Fat: There is no fat in sugar. One teaspoon is approximately 11 calories.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
See your primary doc: Chest pain with exercise can suggest a heart problem. There are, however, other causes like gastric reflux (heartburn), muscular strain, or costochond... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Switch from creatine: One of the side effects of creatine is muscle cramping and ultimately soreness.The theory is that creatine enhances muscular endurance, allowing a lon... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: AS the growth plate matures, it is less susceptible to fractures because it begins to unite with the shaft of the bone.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
See your doc soon: There is really not enough information to give you great clinical advise. If you removed your cast before it was recommended by your doctor, you shoul... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Rest, ice, NSAIDs: Chest pain is always a concern because you want to to make sure it doesn't involve your heart or even your lungs. You describe mechanical soreness and... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Get checked: Go to your ortho doc, have an evaluation and x-ray. Likely not too late.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
May be serious: You may have strained your tarsal-metatarsal joint or may have developed degenerative changes in that area. It would be best to see an orthopedic foot... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
See your Ortho doc: Did you have an injury or did these symptoms arise spontaneously? it sounds like you have articular cartilage (on the ends of the bone), meniscus (the... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Any exercise is good: Exercise is always a great way to start the day. A combination of aerobic exercise, strengthening, and flexibility exercise is recommended. After scho... Read More

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Testimonials
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Dr. Dave Burns
Feb 16, 2014
Dr. Strudwick enjoys helping his patients get back to what they enjoy
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Dec 16, 2012
I recently had terrible foot pain. Having seen other physicians, I was told I ran too much, or maybe back problems, or perhaps a calcium deficiency. He immediately and more importantly correctly diagn...Read More
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Feb 10, 2014
Fantastic, very knowledgeable surgeon. He has excellent communication skills and is up to date on the latest medical/surgical recommendations.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I didn't know that there was still a possibility for growth if the growth plate was still opened. Great information.
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This saved my life. Thank You! thank you so juch that was a very quick answer.ive been diagnosed by more than 3 doctors for costo.its very painful
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Excellent, that makes me much less worried about being bored/depressed

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Howard University College of Medicine
Graduated 1982MD

Medical/Graduate school

Brown University
Graduated 1978MD

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University School of Business
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

STANFORD HOSPITAL
Completed 1987

Awards

Angel Award, Take Wings Foundation
Patient's Choice Award, American Registry
Best Orthopedic Surgeon Alameda County, KRON TV "Best of the Bay"

Affiliations

Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American College of Sports Medicine
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