Physical therapist Janice Morra explains how to safely return to running after a stress fracture (and how to workout in the meantime).
Before running after a stress fracture, let alone ramping up training to what you were doing before you were injured, you must let the bone heal. Like breaks from singular traumas, a stress fracture is a break in a bone. Stress fractures, on the other hand, result from overuse, or repetitive overload. From length of recovery to pain level, four factors influence whether you stay healthy when you begin to run again.