When it comes to a daily gym routine, it’s easy to overlook a specific workout for your feet. Instead, you focus on the usual suspects: cardio, core and strength, without thinking twice about the health of your foundation.
Any seasoned runner has likely experienced a slew of injuries, both big and small – blisters, plantar fasciitis, shin splints – these can all sideline a runner for a few weeks, but the one injury runners truly fear are stress fractures.
This very common running injury can take weeks to heal, and may even require a boot or crutches. Stress fractures can recur if changes are not made to the runner’s training, nutrition, lifestyle, and footwear.
Understanding the causes, symptoms, and how footwear plays a role can help runners and other athletes avoid this dreaded injury.