Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sports Injuries: When to Tough It Out (NY Times)

YOU have been playing a lot of tennis recently, and now you think you have tennis elbow. Or you’re a swimmer with an aching shoulder. A cyclist with sore knees. A runner with pain in your heel.

Do you go to a doctor, or tough it out?

Now, before you read on and decide I’m a therapeutic nihilist, I have to tell you that the idea for this column was suggested by a doctor-athlete, Paul D. Thompson, a marathon runner and a cardiologist at Hartford Hospital in Hartford.
And his answer to his own question?
To read the rest of this article, go to the following link:
Sports Injuries:  When to Tough It Out

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