Take steps to avoid common runners’ injuries

Stress fractures of the foot are becoming more common in runners, especially first-time marathoners, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

The growing popularity of marathons among beginning runners has contributed to the increase in repetitive stress injuries— including stress fractures of the foot—seen by foot and ankle surgeons.

Often, first-time marathoners enter a race with little or improper long-distance training. The lack of experience coupled wi...

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