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Runner Therapy: Foot Pain, Stress Fracture or Tendonitis? by irunnerblog Posted Fri 14 Oct 2011 9:55am Question via Twitter: What advice do you have for top of foot pain? Podiatrist says either stress fracture (not present on x-ray, yet) or tendonitis. Runner Therapy Says: There are many things that may cause pain on the top of the foot. In general, we have to decide between soft tissue and bone injury. More often than not, we use a pat ... Read on »
Where Are You Most Likely to Get a Stress Fracture? Research to Help You Catch Potential Stress Fractures Early by runnersconnect Posted Tue 12 Mar 2013 6:00am A stress fracture is one of the most feared running injuries . With a virtually guaranteed six or eight-week layoff from running, the prospect of sustaining one is unsettling even to veteran runners who have dealt with other injuries. Additionally, the fact that it’s a bone injury—something we usually associate with hard falls or other traumati ... Read on »
Stress Fractures: Prevention & Treatments by Northcoast Footcare Facebook Posted Thu 28 Jan 2010 10:08pm A stress fracture is an incomplete break or crack in the bone due to repetitive stress. Stress fractures in the foot are most commonly caused by overuse. Running on a hard surface, increasing speed, duration and intensity of training abruptly and over-training are all common causes in athletes. Running in poor quality shoes can a ... Read on »
Stress Fractures in Runners by Dr. Andrew Schneider Posted Thu 15 Oct 2009 10:03pm A stress fracture is a small incomplete crack in a bone that is due to repeated stress in an area in the body. 95% of stress fractures develop in the lower extremity and account for 10% of all running injuries. Stress fractures are a common injury in runners because of the repeated motion that runners go through over thousands of steps.  Stre ... Read on »
Run Well! - Stress Fractures by Amy H. Patient Expert Posted Wed 02 Sep 2009 5:35pm We are excited to kick off a new series in partnership with Sports Injury Clinic.    This site has been a well used site by me over the last year as I have worked through various injuries.  It provides the right amount of detail about the injury and tips on treatment as well.   And while we hope you don' t have ... Read on »
How to Return to Running After a Stress Fracture by runnersconnect Posted Fri 13 Dec 2013 6:00am The words “stress fracture” are perhaps the most feared in a runner’s vocabulary. Due to the length of time that it takes to heal, stress fractures can be just as much of a mental injury as it is a physical one due to the patience required. When the doctor finally gives you the green light to lace up and hit the roads again, often the strug ... Read on »
The Ultimate Runner’s Guide to Stress Fractures: Causes, Risk Factors and How to Return to Training by runnersconnect Posted Fri 28 Dec 2012 6:00am A stress fracture is one of the most frustrating injuries a runner can come down with . While bad cases of some injuries do have a reputation for sticking around longer than the duration of a normal stress fracture, a stress fracture is a much bigger baseline setback than most soft tissue injuries: at least six weeks of no running at all—so ... Read on »
Stress Fractures by Greg Katz Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Sun 05 Jul 2009 9:36pm Stress isn’t good for the mind, body or soul even when you’re healthy; but when you’re facing a health challenge the results can be devastating.  Like the footage we’ve seen from bridges, we think that in the body that stress causes the cracks.   Unfortunately, following your diagnosis with a chronic or life-threatening illness, it accentuate ... Read on »
Runner Therapy: Stressful Stress Fractures by irunnerblog Posted Thu 14 Apr 2011 9:48am Question: via Twitter follower @EmmyKeane: what kind of low impact exercises are good when dealing with stress fractures?? Runner Therapy says: Stress fractures can be extremely stressful! It is challenging to find a form of exercise that is productive while not slowing down or delaying healing. Every day, every second, we are generat ... Read on »
Stress Fractures Caused by Weak Muscles and Over-Striding by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 18 Dec 2009 11:34am One of the most common injuries in runners is a stress fracture of the lower leg (tibia) because running fast causes the foot to hit the ground with tremendous force that can shatter bones. A study from the University of Minnesota shows that women with stress fractures do not have weaker bones, they have smaller and weaker calf muscles (Medicine ... Read on »