20 Jun '12, 3pm

Six signs you should seek out a new course of treatment for an injury: #runningtips

John Mayer had been an avid runner since high school. But at age 45, in 2005, a pain in his knee was getting worse, so he went to see a physician. "This fellow came highly recommended," says Mayer, of Chicago. After diagnosing a torn anterior cruciate ligament, "he told me there was nothing to do. He was so respected, so convincing, and so definitive that I didn't even bother to get a second opinion." Mayer was crushed and didn't lace up for six months. When he tried to run again, the pain came back. Finally a friend suggested he see another doctor, who confirmed the problem but recommended arthroscopic surgery and physical therapy. Mayer's pain eased, and he's since run eight marathons. Not every treatment plan requires a second opinion. But when you're undergoing rehab—and anxious to run again—it's important to know when to seek a different perspective. You're told that ...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/article/1,7120,s6-241-286--14...

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