The Docs talk with a caller about a torn labrum, new PRP treatments
The Docs talk with a caller about a meniscus issue, another caller about torn labrum
Dr. Brad Bellard and Dr. Scott Blumenthal join the King of Texting, AKA Dr. Souryal, for another episode packed with sports medicine infotainment. The conversation starts with the cupping fad at the Rio Olympics, Cool Runnings, and wondering if the thrill is gone.
Our first caller had a farm accident and thoracic back surgery but now has rotator cuff issues and needs a better diagnosis before more treatment. A caller with a torn labrum ponders whether he healed his own shoulder while putting off surgery. A 39 year old had knee surgery in his twenties but has some numbness and tingling after sitting and wonders if it is related to his former knee problems. A 24 year old who works out intensely and regularly sometimes has some upper back pain that takes his breath away.
In the second hour there is more conversation on the Rio Olympics and a debate on the line between performance enhancing practices and unfair/illegal drugs or procedures for athletes. Then a caller with tingling fingers and pain in his shoulder years after an auto accident may have posterior subluxation and wonders what he can do about it. Dr. Souryal goes on to explain sciatica, piriformis issues, and back pain. The show winds down as the modern Hippocratic Oath, Olympic heroes, and new ping pong rules, among others, are discussed. Psst…any Sharks out there?
Spine authority Dr. Scott Blumenthal joins Dr. Souryal to talk of homecomings, tailgating, turf, knees, necks, and backs, too.
Discussions range from the difference between a crick and a pinched nerve to why the pain in a herniated disc may come and go, the difference between mechanical and medical problems, and what an X-ray can and cannot show.
Callers include a a little league coach with a sudden shoulder pain, a hiker who broke her ankle in Hawaii, a runner/biker with a numb foot, a golfer with shoulder trouble, and so many more. An active five year old had a rare PCL injury on a trampoline and her parents wonder if there are new surgical options that may stabilize her knee without requiring her to wear a brace for years. The show ends on a high note with a call about arthritis and a miracle pill.