If you are a runner, then you know that you’re likely to deal with aches and pains at times. You can usually run through most of these aches without having any permanent damage. As an initial treatment for injuries, you should try R.I.C.E. which includes Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.
If, however, this plan doesn’t work in about two to three weeks, it’s probably time to seek out a sports medicine professional for help.
Similarly, if you have any of the following symptoms, then it may also be time to seek assistance from a professional. These include sever pain in joints or bones, pain that radiates from a different area of the body, injuries that are painful to touch, significant swelling, difficulty moving part of your body, or numbness or tingling in a certain area.