Runners can experience stress fractures if they do not vary their training programme. Photo: Reuters Runners can experience stress fractures if they do not vary their training programme. Photo: Reuters
Runners can experience stress fractures if they do not vary their training programme. Photo: Reuters
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Stress fractures for runners – symptoms, prevention and cure for a common overuse injury

  • Runners can experience a specific tender point on a bone, surrounded by tight muscles – this may mean you have a stress fracture
  • The first treatment is rest and recovery, but there are a number of ways to prevent a stress fracture

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Runners can experience stress fractures if they do not vary their training programme. Photo: Reuters Runners can experience stress fractures if they do not vary their training programme. Photo: Reuters
Runners can experience stress fractures if they do not vary their training programme. Photo: Reuters
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