You get your money’s worth this episode as Dr. Scott Blumenthal and Dr. Brad Bellard join Dr. T.O. Souryal for an entire episode of your favorite sports medicine radio show for the same price! Free, that is. Of course, they don’t keep strictly to sports and medicine… they might talk about date night, or p’s and q’s, news from the CDC, chronic pain management, black swans and white swans, skiing and skating, locker room talk and so on. They may digress, but in a completely informative and entertaining way.
Our first caller has continued back pain and asks whether it may be connected to his already-diagnosed degenerative disc disease. A 64 year old wonders what to do about sciatica that keeps him awake too much. The popular, and uncomfortable, Business of Medicine segment covers some disturbing trends. Then a hockey player has a deep contusion on one thigh, but the other knee swelled up. Another caller asks about the difference between anabolic steroids and cortisone shots in a joint, and a weekend warrior pulled a hamstring. How fast can he get back in the game and will compression shorts or sleeves really do the trick? An umpire took a fastball to his knuckle and remains bruised and swollen. Three docs, expert advice. ‘Nuf said.