Sensible advice for aches, pains & injuries


14 years of publishing science-powered advice about your stubborn aches, pains, and injuries

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The science of aches and pains and injuries is surprisingly weird, controversial, and interesting. My job is to undertand and translate that science for patients and professionals, about 35,000 of you each day, viewing about 1.4 million pages/month. I try to make it friendlier than the institutional health care sites, but more scholarly and detailed than most health blogs. I emphasize self-help for the patient, but many professionals come here too — because who doesn’t like clear, simple language about complex problems?

Paul Ingraham
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The word count for all that is about 1,900,000 in all, roughly the size of the Game of Thrones novels. For ideas about where to start, see the home page or what’s new, or the reading guides for patients & professionals.

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And who am I?

I am a science writer in Vancouver, Canada. I was a Registered Massage Therapist for a decade, and the assistant editor of Science-Based Medicine from 2009–2016. I am middle-aged runner and ultimate player with lots of my own athletic injuries and chronic pain. Full bio.

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This site makes money from the sale of educational e-books (not advertising). The self-publishing success story is of interest to many readers. Please support by buying some books, donate by linking if you have your own blog, sharing a favourite article on social media, or making a small contribution to my income — like paying a busker.

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