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Prevent Stress Fractures With The Proper Footwear

Prevent Stress Fractures With The Proper Footwear

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.

Wide toe box shoes are pivotal to foot health

Wide toe box shoes are pivotal to foot health

If you were to expose the shape of your foot inside a traditional shoe, you’d probably be a bit shocked at what you saw: toes squished into an unnaturally pointed shape.
How to transition to natural shoes

How to transition to natural shoes

Many people are aware that a transition period is required when switching from conventional, PCECH-style (Pronation Control, Elevated, Cushioned Heel) shoes to naturally shaped shoes. Most people want to know the proper protocol for transitioning to foot-healthy footwear