Causes, symptoms, diagnosis, recovery – you got this
X-rays, crutches, plaster casts. It’s pretty depressing when you get diagnosed with a stress fracture.
At first you think ‘Why me?’ and start visualising all those finish lines you’re not crossing that season, the money you’ve wasted booking races, the empty time you’ve got to fill now you’re not training and the worry of losing fitness.
But it needn’t all be doom and gloom. I’ve had my fair share of stress fractures – three in fact, one femoral, two metatarsal. And I’ve lived to tell the tale – and gone on to run PBs since.