Trippy knee illusions relieve arthritis pain

Trippy knee illusions relieve arthritis pain

microblog Fresh science! Nifty proof-of-concept study shows that “visuotactile illusions” can reduce osteoarthritis pain by up to 40%. That’s substantial, and consistent with the important theory that pain is mostly a brain export only loose related to tissue trouble....
Snake oil is not just an old-timey thing

Snake oil is not just an old-timey thing

People tend to think “snake oil” is an old-timey thing, but it is alive and well, extremely profitable, and as kooky as ever. Joe Schwarcz on athletic tapes and patches: “You have to give these people begrudging credit for coming up with the most ludicrous,...
A kinder, gentler Unstretchables

A kinder, gentler Unstretchables

Recently I decided to completely overhaul to the introduction to a classic PainScience.com article, The Unstretchables. The goal was to get to the main point way faster, relegating a bunch of other controversies about stretching to a footnote, specifically so they...