Alt-therapies

Zapping Chronic Tendon Pain

Patients suffering from debilitating tennis elbow, heel pain, and other chronic tendon injuries often face an unpleasant last resort when they fail drug therapy and rehab-the knife. But now, doctors at The Cleveland Clinic have developed a shocking new way to relieve their pain. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a non-surgical procedure that replaces the scalpel with powerful acoustic waves. The exact mechanism remains unclear, but its believed that the sound waves destroy…

If It Sounds Too Good To Be True…

Millions continue to shell out billions for phony treatments-and arthritis patients are among the biggest victims.

Manipulating Back Pain

Chiropractic therapy can bring modest pain relief, but its wise to explore more traditional treatments first.