There are so many great questions for just the right doctors to answer! A restaurant manager asks why MCL and ACL injuries heal and don’t heal. A 53 year old bowler’s knee pop hurts more when he’s sitting down than when he’s walking- does he need an x-ray or an MRI? Spine specialist Dr. Scott Blumenthal explains the common course of back spasms, what to do about them and when to do it, including ice or heat. A cyclist was hit by a motorist and after surgery has back pain and a shorter leg. Would a lift be helpful? Another caller wonders if he should investigate his sternum pop more deeply. An offhand remark about an ACL replacement leads Dr. Souryal to explain the real deal with allografts. A caller has back pain and also groin pain. Are they related? A basketball player has a dislocated toe and wonders about his limited range of motion. A weightlifter has an elbow issue, a runner has Metatarsalgia, and another weightlifter has a lump on his arm after a car accident and needs to know if lifting will damage it more.
The debate about who may be the most globally recognized, or highly paid, name in sports continues and the show wraps up with a few observations on the Olympics. Right up my alley!