Ask Dr. B Episode 25: Recovery and Tissue Tolerance

When Is It Safe to Move Again?

By Dr. Erin Boynton, MD, FRCS

Pulled your hammy? Injured your Achilles tendon? Your injury was not bad enough to require surgery (although the pain may have felt like it was!), and you’ve been told to take some time off your sport.

  • How long do you need to rest?
  • How do you know when to start moving again?
  • What is the safest way to move after an injury?
  • How can you tell if the injury has healed and what parameters you should monitor as you get back into action?

Of course your doctor will help guide you through the recovery process, but check out this episode of Ask Dr. B to get our take on the matter.

Previous Episodes:

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)

Ep 24: Swelling – The Critical Importance of Managing Swelling

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!).