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The Runner’s Guide to Stress Fractures: How to Diagnose, Prevent and Recover from a Fracture

If there’s any injury that’s stops runners dead in their tracks, it’s the feared stress fracture . In this article, you’ll learn: What is a stress fracture? How to know if you have a stress fracture How to prevent this injury How to recover from a stress fracture Thankfully, this injury is rare compared with most running injuries . But if you do experience a stress fracture, it can be frustrating. Unlike most other injuries, it requires a lengthy period of no running whatsoever. And you may need crutches or a “boot” to help the healing process. Sounds like fun, right? Most runners will never need to deal with a stress fracture. But for those who do, here are the best ways to prevent, treat, and get back to running after this type of bone injury. What is a stress fracture? A stress fracture is a small fracture in a bone. In runners, it typically happens in one of the legs. ...

Full article: http://strengthrunning.com/2015/07/what-is-a-stress-fract...

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