Back from hiatus!
One of the problems with living digitally is nagging little injuries keyboards and mice can give you– such as RSI, tendonitis or carpal tunnel. Up until recently, if you had one of these types of injuries, your solutions were pills or an injection into the area that was acting uppity. Now, there’s iontophoresis. What is iontophoresis you ask? Well, this website describes it as “the process by which drugs, usually dexamethasone and lidocaine, are introduced into a joint or small body part via electrical current.”
I’ll let them have non-invasive, that’s the point after all, but effective? This website indicates it is only about 57% effective. I always wonder why we have treatments with success rates like these available. Roughly one out of two is not the best odds I’ve heard. If someone asked me if I wanted to ride a plane that successfully landed 57% of the time I’d turn it down! I reckon this treatment is available and in use because they don’t tell you the effectiveness of it, they just stress that you don’t have to have an injection (which sounds good to someone like me, I am not a fan of needles).
I guess overall, if you’re afraid of injections, you should give iontophoresis a try. If you’re a fan of monster movies, might I also recommend you try iontophoresis. There’s nothing like electrical current carrying medicine into your carpal tunnel to make you feel just a little bit closer to Frankenstein’s monster.