The Doctors talk with a caller about plant Plantar fasciitis and another caller about back and leg pain caused by a baker’s cyst. The speak with a caller about preventing ACL injuries in young women athletes, knee pain
A special episode in tribute to the passing of Muhammad Ali, three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer and civil rights champion as well as a conscientious objector and active humanitarian. Listeners call in to share their recollections of and admiration for The Greatest, while Dr. Souryal fields listeners’ sports medicine questions, from all over the map! Like – what is Turf Toe? A Farrier has a knee problem, a very tall fourteen year old has more than growing pains, an older gent has neck pain that isn’t going away, a caller shares a knee replacement success story, and another has gout that affects his activity.
In the second hour, we keep to honoring the extraordinary life of Muhammad Ali, and also answering a mixed bag of queries. Dr. Souryal explains the next steps for a woman who hurt her back doing Cross Fit, a 75 year old man asks what to do about shoulder pain that wakes him up at night and there is a reflux issue. A 59 year old oil field worker also has a shoulder issue, another caller with RA and a knee problem wants to know what to do while waiting for his specialist appointment that is weeks away, and a caller wonders why his lower arms go to sleep while he sleeps. Post-back surgery, a man is left in excruciating pain- what to do? A basketball player wonders how to manage a knuckle injury, and still play and the show ends with a random weird shoulder problem. Yep- this episode may be a mélange, a gallimaufry, a medley, or goulash. Still, it is a good one!
It’s a beautiful day in North Texas and we hope anywhere you can listen to Inside Sports Medicine, which is everywhere! This is a pure call-in show with Dr. T.O. Souryal fielding all questions.
Our first caller asks why people use elite athletes as models for fitness and health when professional athletes get injured so much, then a basketball player turns to volleyball after an achilles injury, and a 65 year old asks for advice on lifting weights in a healthy way. Next a soccer player asks about a full brace versus a strap for knee support and protection, a caller with shoulder pain and tingling fingers asks whether stem cell injections may help his condition(s), and three months after an Osteochondral Allograft a patient has swelling and discomfort.
Apropos to Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving’s fractured kneecap, Dr. Souryal spends some time going over the difference between a fracture and a break in the second hour, then returns to the calls.
Two months is too long to live with excruciating pain, so an MRI may be the next logical step for one patient, a bowler has more knee pain than he feels he should have, a 64 year old has ankle trouble, another caller has pain and swelling in his knee that keeps him up at night, and a slow pitch pitcher had a delayed reaction to a line drive to the knee and extended problems over time. The last “terrible” caller has extreme swelling in her knee and needs direction before her next appointment- perhaps straight to the ER.
In town, that is! After several weeks of non-live shows, there is much to talk about so this program is chock full. Is the medical field difficult? The language sure is! Inside Sports Medicine got started because Dr. Souryal wanted to demystify medical lingo for both sports-minded and non-medical folks. Fifteen years later he’s still keeping us informed, educated, and highly entertained.
First, chief meteorologist for WFAA Pete Delkus explains the difference between sleet and freezing rain. Dr. Souryal and frequent guest spine surgeon Dr. Scott Blumenthal discuss mental toughness for both injured athletes and doctors, great and not-so-great concerts, why Dr. S. is a gracious loser on the golf course but not in the Operating Room, and Notre Dame.
In the Business of Medicine segment, as reimbursement has declined and overhead has not, some aggressive surgeons present surgery before other options that could be as effective. In Sports Medicine 101, Chicago Bulls’ guard Derrick Rose’s torn meniscus leads to a discussion of meniscus injuries.
And finally, we get to some of those calls. The first caller asks about elbow injuries, specifically in wheelchair sports, later a caller questions the change in sports culture where players don’t play as many games as past players did and yet injuries have increased, then a 61 year old marathon runner is trying to get to run his 50th marathon before deciding if he needs to get surgery for the lump on his knee.