If something hurts when you run, don’t hesitate to have it checked out. As with many ailments, early detection is key to a speedy recovery. Your primary-care physician may recommend a specialist to diagnose and treat your specific problem. From there, you'll likely begin a rehab program to help get you back on the road.
While a primary care sports physician is a good initial source for pinpointing injuries, a number of different health specialists can zero in on specific problems.
Depending on your diagnosis, your rehab options could include physical therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic, and/or other treatment.
If you have to take time off from running, you can maintain your cardiovascular fitness through cross-training. By making the most your down time, you can come back better than ever!