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Can barefoot running cause midfoot fractures?

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Dr. Robert Mihalich
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: Hard to say

There is not much research on the benefits or risks of barefoot running.
Midfoot fractures are usually stress injuries and the loss of shock absorption with barefoot running could lead to a fracture.

In brief: Hard to say

There is not much research on the benefits or risks of barefoot running.
Midfoot fractures are usually stress injuries and the loss of shock absorption with barefoot running could lead to a fracture.
Dr. Robert Mihalich
Dr. Robert Mihalich
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Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: Yes

Stress fractures of the metatarsals was the most common injury fond in minimalist runners in a study that we performed.
It was published in foot & ankle international this past year.

In brief: Yes

Stress fractures of the metatarsals was the most common injury fond in minimalist runners in a study that we performed.
It was published in foot & ankle international this past year.
Dr. Eric Bluman
Dr. Eric Bluman
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