When a small tweak in your shoulder or knee at the gym may seem like nothing, if you don’t take care of it then the pain only gets worse. Soon, the tweak has turned into an unrelenting, painful injury that you can’t shake. The first thing to focus on when it comes to injuries is to know when to see a doctor. An injury that has been lingering for over two weeks should be checked out by your doctor or physical therapist. Choosing the right PT is also important, which is accomplished by research, recommendations, and trial and error. Over-communicating and being honest about your injury history and workout regimen is also required in order to receive the best possible care tailored to your needs.