Reply To: Stress fracture on its way…


I sustained a stress fracture in my foot right before a race in 2014. First thing is to STOP running immediately if you suspect this is what you have. Second thing is to get into an orthopedist and/or podiatrist ASAP for evaluation and to get a walking cast if applicable. If you are concerned about maintaining fitness, you may be able to pool run and/or bike in the place of your running workouts, assuming these activities don’t cause pain – the medical professional you see will know more.

A metatarsal stress fracture can heal quite quickly so you may find yourself still able to participate in your goal race, or to move to a goal race a few weeks later.