Saturday, January 28, 2012

If you've got an itch, scratch it.

Orthopaedic surgery has become an increasingly sub-specialized field, with many of us focusing on one particular anatomical region.  My area of specialty is the foot and ankle.  I sometimes joke with my colleagues who operate on the upper extremity that "the hand is only good for scratching your foot."

Well, as it turns out, I might be on to something.  A recent study proved that scratching your ankle was more pleasurable than scratching your back or arm.

Read about it here:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/01/27/145994266/scratching-an-ankle-is-hard-to-beat

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  2. Researchers who surveyed people that thought scratching ankles was more enjoyable than scratching backs never spoke to ME...back scratches are the best!

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