Dr. Souryal, Dr. Blumenthal, and Dr. Bellard are on the air today. The Docs start the show talking about likable unlikeable athletes. They discuss the Cowboy’s latest games and the NFL injury problem. The Business of Sports Medicine is the next topic today. Klay Thompson injury. They talk with a caller about foot pain. They talk with a 74-year-old caller about losing muscle mass and testosterone. They talk with a caller about an older knee replacement and hip replacement. They discuss favorite Thanksgiving food and leftovers. College football,
The Doctors discuss the top ten NBA players of all-time.
The Doc’s discuss the Last Dance, who would be the most dominant in what era
The Docs talk about Lebron James and load management.
The docs discuss muscle injuries and Lebron James
The Docs discuss Lebron James walking in the game drinking wine.
The Doctors discuss the Lebron James hand injury
Renowned spine surgeon Dr. Scott Blumenthal joins Dr. Souryal once again for intense discussions on bullfights, how post-game treatment has changed over time, who belongs on the figurative “Mount Rushmore” of sports history, and more. First off, a caller with repeated ankle sprains wonders why his ankle doesn’t hurt as much as it did the first time he rolled it and also what the lasting effects may be, then a basketball player with severe chondromalacia in both knees asks what kind of PT he can do at home.
The second hour starts with a Souryal Story of a surgery gone wrong which leads to the take-home lesson for us educated consumers: ask a lot of questions and always do your homework before getting any surgery or choosing a surgeon.
Dr. Souryal explains why squats and lunges are great for quads and not so great for a 73 year old recovering from meniscus surgery, why in general stairs are not good exercise for knees, and discusses the ideal range of motion for shoulder dips with a former gymnast. Finally, Dr. Blumenthal gets an upper back question, then a caller has a pain that comes and goes in his lower thoracic area, and more texts roll in as the sports medicine answers roll out.