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Why is musculoskeletal medicine such a mess? 

Paul Ingraham ARCHIVEDMicroblog posts are archived and rarely updated. In contrast, most long-form articles on are updated regularly over the years (see updates page).

One of my readers wrote to me in the grips of justifiable outrage about a string of egregiously incompetent healthcare professionals he’d encountered while trying to recover from an injury. It was all routine nonsense from my perspective — I hear a lot of stories like this — but he was in a state of disbelief that so-called professionals could possibly be so amateurish. “Why is there so much ignorance in musculoskeletal medicine?” he asked.

So many factors! A sampling off the top of my head …

It was good cynical fun trying to answer that question! I rolled my answer into an update to “A Historical Perspective On Aches ‘n’ Pains.”

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