This episode comes from a question from a runner I saw in person during a second opinion house call.
She had a metatarsal stress fracture and felt like it was more comfortable when she was barefoot.
The more you can reduce the stress and strain to the injured metatarsal bone and the healing stress fracture the faster it will heal.
The types of shoes you wear during the recovery can change those stresses for better or worse depending upon which shoes you are wearing.
You need to focus on protecting and healing that metatarsal stress fracture if you want to get back to running as fast as possible.
Today on the Doc on the Run Podcast, we’re talking about whether or not it is better to go barefoot with a stress fracture.
No one trains for long distance events, nor successfully completes a long distance event without a great deal of discipline.
Most experienced runners can run a long way, regardless of footwear. And it is mostly highly experienced runners to start investigating the idea of barefoot running or running in minimalist running shoes.
There are many reasons minimalist running shoes appeal to endurance runners.
But running in minimalist running shoes requires an advanced level of discipline.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about why most runners lack the discipline required for minimalist running shoesView Details »