I'm interested in MSK medicine, but I don't see that it is actually capable of accomplishing much in terms of intervention. I'm not impressed with palliative treatments like analgesics; anybody can go to the store and purchase a bottle of naproxen. I also disapprove of the widespread use of orthoses in podiatry (I feel that they are often prescribed to people who don't need them), so if this is a feature of MSK medicine, count that among the things I don't want to participate in. Apart from NSAIDs, steroid injections, and orthoses, what is PM&R capable of doing for someone with a musculoskeletal injury? If the answer is administering rehab, what is the value of a physiatrist over a physical therapist? Not trying to disrespect the field of PM&R or its practitioners in any way, just seeking insight, and trying to determine whether it's right for me. Thanks in advance.