Some hints are good, some not quite as helpful as one would have hoped. Did you know that some pain you have is like a poor hint? This is referred pain, the actual source is sometimes far from where you feel the pain. Board Certified Massage Therapists, such as Beth Borecky BCTMB, LMT are well versed in referred pain and can track, and in many cases, eliminate the culprit with a few sessions, perhaps just one. Other people, not well versed in referred pain, might suggest surgery or nerve cutting, talk about a bad hint!