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Tennis, tendonitis of the shoulder, shoulder, shoulder pain, shoulder injuries, frozen shoulder, labral tear, arthritis of the shoulder

Common Shoulder Injuries and How to Get Relief

Posted on November 01, 2017 by Thomas Parker, MD

We are always careful not to give medical advice. Please seek a medical evaluation for prolonged or severe pain. [...]

Injury, pain

Pain is the Body's Voice

Posted on October 23, 2017 by Erin Boynton, M.D.

Most of us think of pain only as suffering. And not just suffering, but suffering in its most raw and physical form. Of course, this is for good reason—pain, whether it’s from a scraped knee or broken arm, is a distinctly unpleasant sensation. Pain hurts. This perception of pain is what defines our relationship to it. Pain is something we hate and fear, like an invisible bogeyman hiding in our bodies always ready to do us harm.  So what do we do when we feel pain? We try to get rid of it. Headache? Take these painkillers. Nasty breakup? Drown your pain in Pinot Grigio. But if we look at pain objectively, we’ll see that pain isn’t bad at all. Pain is our body’s voice, and what it’s telling us is our body is out of balance. If you swim underwater long enough, you’ll feel pain in your lungs. That’s your body telling you it needs oxygen. If you put your hand on a hot stove, you’ll feel burning pain in your hand. That’s your body telling you your hand is overheating. If you don’t drink anything all day, you’ll feel parched. That’s your body telling you it needs water. In each of these examples, pain is a message telling us something is wrong. If we listen to the message, we can fix the problem. If your body needs oxygen, you come up for air. If your hand is in danger, you move it. If you’re thirsty, you drink.  But if we ignore the message, the problem gets worse, and if we ignore it long enough, the problem can even kill us. Stay underwater for ten minutes and you’ll drown. Don’t drink for a week and you’ll die of dehydration.    Of course, our body’s voice isn’t always that easy to understand. Even something as simple as a headache can have more than a dozen causes, from bad posture to all that Pinot Grigio. But if we can learn to listen, we’ll become more attuned to the imbalances in our body.  [...]

arthritis, knee, osteoarthritis, runner's knee, jumper's knee, patellar tendonitis, knee pain, patellofemoral pain syndrome

Top Three Most Common Knee Injuries

Posted on October 16, 2017 by Thomas Parker, MD

Our knees take a beating. Whether you are walking, jogging, or just doing every day activities you are putting pressure on your knees. This revealing information is provided by Harvard Health Publications: [...]

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Body Helix Announces Renowned Orthopedic Surgeon and Nationally Ranked Tennis Player as Medical Director

Posted on October 12, 2017 by Body Helix

Body Helix is proud to announce that Erin Boynton, MD, has recently joined the Body Helix team as Medical Director. For the last sixteen years, Dr. Boynton has acted as the Medical Director for the Rogers Cup Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tennis tour. She is an orthopedic surgeon, expert medical witness, consultant to the Toronto Blue Jays, and past-chair of the research committee for the Canadian Orthopedic Foundation. In addition, Dr. Boynton is a nationally ranked tennis player. [...]

Tennis, Tennis Elbow

Diagnosing Tennis Elbow

Posted on September 18, 2017 by Body Helix


What If We All Ask Ourselves “What If…”

Posted on September 18, 2017 by Body Helix

We’ve all thought about taking our tennis game to the next level. If you play competitively at all, you have likely asked yourself a myriad of “what if” questions.  “What if I just played a few more times a week?” “What if I trained just a little harder?” “What if I entered that regional tournament next month?” “What if, what if, what if…” [...]

Hamstring, Thigh Injuries, Quadriceps

Stop Hamstring Strains/Quadriceps Strains Before They Stop You

Posted on September 02, 2017 by Body Helix

As fitness enthusiasts can attest, injuries can be frustrating and painful. Learning to prevent and manage injuries is important for the serious, as well as the casual, athlete. [...]

Hamstring, Injury, Thigh Injuries, Quadriceps


Posted on September 02, 2017 by Body Helix


Hamstring, Thigh Injuries, Quadricieps

Orthopedic Surgeon Talks Thigh Injuries and Compression for Tennis Players

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Body Helix


Dr. Erin Boynton Goes Live to Answer Your Questions

Posted on July 16, 2017 by Body Helix

Click here to view the video with Dr. Erin Boynton, Orthopedic Surgeon, and Fred Robinson of Body Helix.  Video Transcription is below. [...]

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