Ask Dr. B Episode 24: Joint Swelling

The Critical Importance of Managing Swelling

By Dr. Erin Boynton, MD, FRCS

Have you ever suffered from swelling in your arm, leg, or around a joint? Swelling can be painful and concerning.

Swelling is one of the most important signs that we need to be mindful of, as it can indicate that the body is struggling to heal an injury.

  • How do you know when swelling is something to worry about?
  • How do you decrease swelling?
  • Do you have to stop your activities?

In this session of Ask Dr. B Live, we discuss what some of the common causes of swelling are, what you can do about it and how to manage your activities and recover.

Previous Episodes:

Ep 20: Return to Play: How to Safely Get Back to Sports After Injury (Part 1)

Ep 21: Return to Play: How to Safely Get Back to Sports After Injury (Part 2)

Ep 22: How to Keep Moving and Exercising With Arthritis (Part 1)

Ep 23: Restoring Balance to The Arthritic Joint (Part 2)

About the Author

Dr. Erin Boynton, MD, FRCS is an orthopedic surgeon who was the team surgeon for the Toronto Blue Jays for 10 years and has worked with other professional teams and athletes from many different sports. She currently serves as the Chief Medical Director of the Rogers Cup WTA Tennis Tournament and is the ITF Canadian Champion in tennis for her age group (we won't say which group that is!).