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How far would you go when injured?

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I’ve suffered a wide range of running-related injuries, from an extremely tight IT Band that landed me in physical therapy for six months to that common and annoying runner’s knee. Taking time off from running is rough for those of us who depend on it for our sanity and daily endorphin rush. But sometimes, it’s simply the best course of action … or is it? New York Times medical reporter and runner Gina Kolata writes in the recent article “Seeking Help for an Injury, At Any Cost” about her personal struggle with a hamstring injury and the unusual treatment she chose to receive. Her choices as a runner, not a skeptical medical reporter, are interesting, and made me wonder, “how far would I go to cure a running injury?”

How far would you go? Had an unusual treatments to cure a running-related injury? Did they work? Share your stories in the comments section below.

—Kristin Harrison