My friend Jessie wrote this regarding physical therapy, but it sure applies to medicine as whole, and my guess just about everything including the plumbing fix I’m about to Youtube.
The internet is full of amazing information. I’m not sure how I got through life without it. There are tons of sites on the internet that offer free medical advice and many of them offer home treatments for musculoskeletal problems. What kinds of exercises you should to for your pain, injury, weakness. What type of treatment approach you can try for your persistent aches and pains. I see this most frequently with foot and ankle pain. This might be because we are always on our feet and there’s not much we can do to give them a break when they hurt. People’s desperation for a fix makes them more likely to try anything.
I recently had a patient who had “tried everything”. She was convinced there was nothing I could do for her because she had already gone to multiple physical therapy sites on the internet. When she listed off…
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