Videre non videri
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Bikes: 1 road bike (simple, light), 1 TT bike (could be more aero, could be lighter), 1 all-weather commuter and winter bike, 1 Monark 828E ergometer indoor bike
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A doctor could have gone his or her entire working life without having come into contact with anyone with a similar injury (if that's what it is in my case), and could be clueless. A cycling forum could have dozens, or hundreds, of people who have experienced the same thing, and many of them could have been in contact with medical professionals and received treatment and/or advice.
Going to a doctor would cost me about US$60 and my past experiences with sports injuries and doctors have been terrible in every case (they failed to diagnose correctly and they suggested ineffective treatments - I learned that the hard way). That goes for more than sports injuries, by the way. It's only if you're lucky enough to find that right one, who happens to understand what your problem really is, that going to a doctor is useful.
Posting here doesn't cost me anything, and it's likely to provide better answers than going to see a doctor would. Unless, of course, this thread descends into debating unrelated and irrelevant issues, instead of the actual question, like so many other here on BF.