Forefoot running and Stress fractures

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    Jul 04, 2011 6:04 AM GMT
    Just curious to know if any of you that have changed to forefoot striking have developed stress fractures. If so, did the fracture occur again?

    I used to heel strike very badly and switched to forefoot running to gain some efficiency and better form. After several months, I developed a fractured metatarsal that crippled me for 7 weeks. It was not a case of too much too soon.

    The sports med doctor is convinced I need to stop the forefoot strike but will continue this method cautiously. Just started running again this week but am looking for others with similar experiences and advice.

    Thanks
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    Jul 04, 2011 3:28 PM GMT
    been running on my vibrams all summer, with some mixed results, inlcuding a sore left forefoot, but no fracture (that i know of!)
    but if i take a few days off its fine.