The doctors discuss the difference between college and NFL football. They discuss the off-the field issues.
The Docs talk about the NFL and concussions, talk about back exercise.
In this segment, the doctors continue their discussion on the days of rest for football player and injuries that happen in the NFL.
What supplement can you take to get speedier? That’s legal, we mean! Do we believe in injury prevention programs? Dr. Souryal and Dr. Bellard get the ball rolling as they speak about issues brought up by texts. The Docs discuss the pros and cons of new procedures like hip arthroscopy as well as genetics, and the anatomical differences between boys and girls that impact ACL injuries. Football great Tony Hill, former Dallas Cowboys’ wide receiver, “YAC’s” with the crew about retirement, exercise, the grass/astroturf divide, and the evolution of the NFL. Sports Medicine 101 covers ACL injuries and Dr. Souryal shares his thoughts on a somewhat new “bridge” technique for ACL reconstructions.
A caller from Dallas has an increasing disc protrusion with symptoms that are more and more painful and asks for options. A former football player has a similar neck injury and asks which exercises to embrace and to avoid for that and also for his knee problems. A high estimate for a hip replacement, without insurance, leads into a discussion of the broken healthcare system. Topics range from Sever’s Disease to scoliosis, sciatica, and end with hip problems. From Sudan to Stockholm to Arkansas, we webcast a wide net!
Spine surgeon Dr. Scott Blumenthal joins Dr. Souryal for another fine mix of medicine, sports, and current events. Raiders’ legend and 2015 Hall of Fame finalist Tim Brown shares his insights on this big weekend for football in Dallas, how Aaron Rodgers’ injury may affect play-off strategy, and playing football in super-cold weather.
In case you missed it, there are some great Craig Sager flashbacks from last week’s interview. In Sports Medicine Secrets one thing is worth repeating: don’t believe everything you read – especially about injuries. How bad can Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers injury be? In Sports Medicine 101 the doctors discuss calf injuries in general and Aaron Rodgers’ calf injury in particular. Good Stuff!
Listeners queries start some interesting discussions on pillows, home inversion tables, and getting second, or third opinions when a diagnosis is confusing or incomplete. One caller is urged to explore options beyond pain pills and cortisone shots after a slip resulted in a neck injury and later pain in his arms and hands. One listener wants to know what exercises are best for regaining strength ten months after ACL surgery, another asks what exercises he should do and when to start them after an abdominal hernia reattachment, and an avid golfer with tennis elbow may need patience, not surgery.