The Docs talk with guys from the Andrews Institute, inversion table, plantar fasciitis.
Tag: plantar fasciitis
The Doctors talk with a caller about plantar fasciitis and Achilles Tendinosis and PRP. Zion Williamson gender reveal. They talk with a caller about a wedge osteotomy
Ths Docs talk with a caller about Plantar fasciitis PRP. They discuss overuse injuries in Little Leaguers
Preeminent spine surgeon Dr. Scott Blumenthal and Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Karim Meijer join Dr. Souryal today. The doctors get the ball rolling talking about scar tissue and Tony Romo, the complications of steroid use, the EpiPen situation, and then get to the calls.
First off- an internist adds his two cents about price gouging in the pharmaceutical industry. The next caller is on his feet all day with plantar fasciitis and wonders if he should stop his cortisone shots. A young baseball player has knee pain without a diagnosis, a 54 year old with an arthritic ankle may need an ankle replacement and the right surgeon to do it, and a caller with back pain has had four injections after back bulges as well as a five level laminectomy. After twenty more injections he still has pain and needs more awareness before more procedures. Dr. Souryal explains the diagnosis, patient, procedure dynamic and risk/reward equations. A former athlete in her 40’s needs knee evaluation, a runner is about to have a Subchondroplasty procedure in his knee and asks about recovery time for this new procedure, a soldier discusses the psychological element of his treatment for chronic back pain, and a very tall 48 year old is falling apart and wonders if there may be a genetic link to his issues.
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!