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Fingers: Electrostimulation

I've heard of people using shock therapy for finger injuries. Would you recommend this? If so, where can I get the equipment?

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I’ve heard of people using shock therapy for finger injuries. Would you recommend this? If so, where can I get the equipment?

BRAD DALLEFELD | Bloomington, IL

Shock therapy?! Where do I get the equipment? Gold. First, though, add the Burn Unit to your list of emergency numbers.

Might I suggest that banging bulls’ horns together while bathing in a tub full of dead sardines and chanting Whitney Houston refrains would be more therapeutic? Call me out of touch, but the last time I heard of shock therapy outside of the green walls of an asylum was when medicos did not require insurance and guinea pigs weren’t nervous.

Does it strike anybody as odd that electricity could have so many therapeutic applications? Laser, ultrasound, vibrators, the list is endless. (In a rare combination of vision and blind stupidity, the vibrator was originally used by doctors in the late 1800s to alleviate female hysteria).

Suffice to say, electricity is not as versatile as you might think given the ubiquity of zappo medicine. Very few finger injuries cannot be placated with a little stretching, altered climbing habits and/or felicitous rest (among other home remedies, namely ice cream and fast cars).

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