Finding the “right” option in recovery from a running injury is near impossible. For every “correct” recovery option, there is an argument against it. With all choices and opinions, confusion is hard to avoid. How does one choose the “right” solution? What happens if you choose the “wrong” solution? Rather than think in black and white, look for the shades of grey and what is best for you? What worked for your fellow runner may not work for you or maybe it’s a combination of things.
Here’s a list of various options used for healing injuries. It is by no means a complete list but may give you ideas of what to consider.
Run through it
Diet and nutrition
Ointments (Bengay, Tiger Balm, Bio Freeze, etc)
Medication/prescriptions (ie. prednisone)
Did I miss anything?