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!