When it came to injuries like a broken arm or a badly sprained ankle, I've never hesitated to seek medical attention quickly. With injuries that seem to be less serious, I used to try taking care of them at home. That all changed when I experienced what I thought was a pulled muscle.
The real deal was that I had a groin pull. Instead of getting better, things got worse as the days passed. If I had sought treatment the same day the pull took place, I would have healed faster and experienced less pain.
I now know that minor sports injuries are no reason to avoid medical attention. Let me tell you why it pays to see a doctor before deciding to deal with the problem at home. In the long run, you'll find his or her advice makes recovering a lot easier.