Ask Dr. B Episode 8: Musculoskeletal Pain

Types and Common Causes of Pain

By Dr. Erin Boynton, MD, FRCS

Musculoskeletal pain can be very disconcerting and unpleasant. Pain is the body’s voice, it is how the body communicates, telling us that something is out of balance.

Part 1:

The uncanny truth about pain, is that it is an alarm, warning us that something is potentially wrong. Pain often alerts us to the beginning of an issue, and if we learn to listen, we can use pain to our greatest advantage to gain strength and avoid injury.

In Part 1, Dr. B will discuss musculoskeletal pain, the different sensations of pain, what they mean and what you can do about them.

Part 2:

In part 2, Eric and Dr. B answer the following questions:

  • 48:01 – Do you believe in glucosamine and chondroitin for osteoarthritis/joint discomfort?
  • 54:01 – Do you have videos for ankylosing spondylitis patients? I have fused spine and want to improve my forward bended posture.
  • 56:01 – Why does the pain radiate to elsewhere in the body?
  • 1:00:43 – Please talk about tightness in the SCM, Scalene and Levator Scapula

Previous Episodes:

Ep 04: Reset, Restore & Reprogram: ACL Injury Recovery Case Study (Part 3)

Ep 05: Surgery, Rehab, Movement and Mobility Q&A (Part 1)

Ep 06: Surgery, Rehab, Movement and Mobility Q&A (Part 2)

Ep 07: Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) Causes & Treatment to Avoid Surgery

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!).