Originally Posted by cwgatling
You can go to certain doctors and physios and be told you need anti-inflam medication, MRI scans, orthotics, weekly massage, dry-needling, support shoes, knee straps etc... when none of those things will actually fix your particular issue. Is that any worse than people guessing what your problem might be on a website? It certainly costs more.
I was told by a physio 3 years ago to take up cycling instead of running and any GP I've been to for a running injury has been rubbish.
Letsrun.com might be worth a shot OP.
People guessing on a website is worse- at least if a doc or physio gets it wrong you can complain. The websites always just degenerate into "Here's what I had most recently in the same general area of the body so you must have it too". All it does is delays somebody getting the correct treatment. Letsrun is atrocious for this.
Here's what I would do (General advice here, not specific to the OP)- go to a physio who knows his or her stuff, relevant to your sport.
Be suspicious of anyone pushing one single thing as a cure-all- like expensive orthotics or fancy shoes or a new running fad like barefoot running. Most running injuries require some hard graft on the runner's part to get better. And if it isn't improving, move up the food chain- a more experienced physio or a specialist sports doctor.
Or by all means spend your time faffing around on letsrun.com, but if you can separate the good advice from the bullsh*t then you're better than me.