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Dr. Warren Strudwick

Sports Medicine
Emeryville, CA
32 years experience male

Locations

Office

Emeryville, CA

Address

5900 Hollis Street, Emeryville, CA
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My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

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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

117 Answers
125 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
See your primary doc: Sounds like you may have the flu or a least a viral infection. See your primary care doctor.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Arthralgia vs OA: Some studies suggest the relationship between hypermobility and joint arthralgia. There are yet to be any randomized studies that connect osteoarthrit... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Get evaluated now: I would suggest an evaluation by your primary care doc. Shortness of breath lasting for long periods should be investigated. Your heart and lungs shou... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Precooked meals: I would consider leaving precooked meals for her and an abundance of healthy snacks. Maybe she can help you cook the meals.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
CHONDROMALACIA: You likely have damage to the cartilage under your patella (kneecap). Pain is usually increased by activities such as sitting for long periods (drivin... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
2-6 wks : A nasal fracture is the most common facial fractures and is common in contact sports. There is usually pain and deformity and often bleeding . Treatme... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Interval training: What you are talking about is interval training (30 sec sprint with a resting interval) vs lower intensity steady state training (treadmill or exercis... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
GNC: I usually recommend GNC to my patients.. Their overall quality is good across the board..
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Impingement: You may be suffering from an impingement syndrome in your shoulder. This can cause lateral upper arm pain. The rotator cuff tendon can be pinched und... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Non cardiac pain: First get your heart checked. Once you have determined there is no heart problem, we can begin to consider other causes for your occasional chest pa... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
See your orthopedist: Sounds like you may have a meniscal tear or cartilage injury.. Your symptoms are typical - including pain and locking. Other symptoms may include swel... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Arthrofibrosis: You have what's called arthrofibrosis caused by your prolonged immobilization. The next step for you is physical therapy aimed at restoring your range... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Check for tenderness: If all your diagnostic tests to check your heart are normal, it's likely that your chest pain is not cardiac in nature. That's great news! costochondr... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Using: Using a night mouth guard can decrease symptoms of TMJ syndrome. Talk to your dentist.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Start: Start with low weight and high repetitions then add weight at a rate of 10% per week.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: It is possible that a growth plate injury could effect your thumb years later. There can be shortening, deformity, stiffness, and sometimes even pain.... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Not likely: Not likely related to a compressed nerve in your neck. Minor scoliosis is usually not associated with pain or nerve compression. Are you having any lo... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Post concussion: You may have a post concussion syndrome. This is a complex disorder in which a variable combination of symptoms — such as headaches and dizziness — la... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Core strengthening : You might try avoiding the spinal manipulations for awhile and try core strengthening exercises. Spinal stabilization exercises are indicated for many... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Scar tissue?: You may have scar tissue as a result of your tendon repairs. Check in with your surgeon.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Its normal: What you are experiencing is muscle fasciculations or involuntary muscle contractions. Everyone experiences them and most are harmless. They can also ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Ignore: Surgery is just the beginning. Physical therapy is the finish.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Ignore: Sometimes the best treatment is prevention. Stay fit, cross, train, use the best shoes, be smart.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
See your doc: Sounds like it will not get better without arthroscopic surgery. See your ortho for an evaluation. He/she will probably recommend surgery. Conservati... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
See a doc: I'm not exactly sure what neck bones you are referring to, but it sounds like your problem may be a muscular or bony problem. See an ortho doc or spin... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
It's possible!: Typically, whiplash happens when the forward motion of your body is suddenly stopped and your head keeps accelerating forward and then snaps backwards... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: If it was caused by an acute injury, the answer is yes. If your pars defect is developmental (from birth). It will not heal. Get a follow up evaluati... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Not necessarily: If you exercise smartly, the answer is no. Cross training (exercising different muscle groups) is the key to avoiding over training. With cross traini... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Get checked!: It's hard to determine without a complete history and examination. The hip joint is a ball and socket joint and its motion is controlled by surroundin... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Bakers cyst: That's a fairly large cyst. You likely have some pathology in your knee. Check in with an Orthopaedist.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Continue. PT: Continue with consistent physical therapy concentrating on gaining extension. Discontinue brace if you have adequate quadriceps strength to do a stron... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Get a checkup: Localized pain in the area that was bumped could be just a bruise in the soft tissue (ligament ,bursa) or even in the bone. A fracture is even possibl... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Pain/altered gait: Foot pain or deformity can cause an abnormal gait pattern and as a result cause pain in the foot, knee, hip, or even in the back. I'm sure you have be... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Will require rehab: Hamstring strains are common injuries in an active population and a common sports injury. A sharp sudden pain and possible pop is experienced. The sev... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Concussion & blood: Probably not related but you should seek an immediate evaluation to include a head ct scan and mri. If that checks out ok, the source of the bleeding ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
You are healthy. No.: Hospitals and surgery centers have established standards for medical clearance prior to surgery. With no medical history at 30 years old, the majority... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Seek evaluation: As you describe your symptoms, you're problem could be in your neck or shoulder. A thorough evaluation by physician expert in evaluating musculoskelet... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: You should be able, if your desire, to workout as you like. In fact, working out may have a positive affect on your overall mood and outlook. Good luc... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Wrist sprain: Sounds like you have sustained a wrist sprain, this could mean that you have damaged bones, ligaments, or tendons around your wrist. Most mild sprains... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: Physical therapy may be helpful. But to make sure sure there is no pathology that has not been recognized, x-rays and a MRI may be indicated.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
ORTHO EVALUATION: This may represent primary shoulder dysfunction or a cervical spine problem. See an orthopedic doc for a primary consult. Diagnostic studies may inclu... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Xray: It's best to get an x-ray. If you are no longer having pain, it's likely well on its way to being healed.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
See your orthopedist: Sounds like you have a meniscal tear or cartilage injury.. Some of your symptoms are typical - including pain and locking. Other symptoms may include ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Knee pain: Sounds like you would benefit from an Orthpaedic evaluation if your pain is worsening.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Give it time : Give it about 6 months before you get concerned. It should gradually improve.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 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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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Bursitis?: Sounds like you may have an inflammation of the bursa located between the scapula (shoulder blade) and chest wall. This is called scapulo-thoracic bur... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: Physical fitness and regular exercise provide mental health benefits. These include: stress reduction, improvement of self confidence, enhance brain f... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Necrosis or infectio: Could be necrosis or an abscess. See your primary care doctor immediately.
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A female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 32 years experience
Not likely: Tarlov cysts (perineural cysts) are benign sometimes enlarging lesions in the lumbosacral spine that are usually found incidentally by xray or MRI. Th... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Dr. Dave Burns
Feb 16, 2014
Dr. Strudwick enjoys helping his patients get back to what they enjoy
HealthTap member
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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