Detailed guides to painful problems, treatments & more

Classy facepalm

 •  • by Paul Ingraham

Weekly nuggets of pain science news and insight, usually 100-300 words, with the occasional longer post. The blog is the “director’s commentary” on the core content of a library of major articles and books about common painful problems and popular treatments. See the blog archives or updates for the whole site.

Photo of a classy statue doing a “facepalm” of disbelief.
This is not a statue of a “facepalm,” per se — but it sure works that way.

The statue is actually a depiction of “Cain After Killing His Brother Abel,” by Henri Vidal, and it is found in the Tuileries Garden in Paris. But this photographic framing, however, is perfectly suited to a snarky modern interpretation! Photo by Alex E. Proimos, who graciously allows usage with attribution … so today I added it to three articles around where a “classy facepalm” seemed appropriate: sh*t massage therapists say, therapy babble, and applied kinesiology. Plenty of call for facepalming.

End of post marker

Last post: The myth of the back pain whisperer

Next post: More cupping study not actually needed