Abstract Procaine injections will cure the great majority of muscle, fascia and ligament pains. Relief is only temporary, though often gratifying, if an organic cause is still at work or if improper work or posture is persisted in. Such injections are of little value if trigger points are not found and each injected. In the long term view, such injections must be considered as only a part of the treatment of osteo-arthritis and rheumatic conditions. The correction of posture, removal of foci of infection (occasionally), reduction of weight, avoidance of chilling and overwork, the daily use of “limbering up” exercises, all must be considered.