I'm recovering from a stress fracture in my third metatarsal which I got by going barefoot (in Vibrams) too fast and without enough preparation. I am just finishing four weeks in an air cast, and transitioning out of it for the next week. I have two questions for successful barefoot runners:
1. What can I do to speed my recovery (my lower leg is noticeably skinnier and atrophied and my foot is really weak.)
2. How can I train to get back to barefoot running without re-injuring myself?
Help would be appreciated, as my podiatrist just keeps telling me to wear orthotics.

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Comment by Vanessa on November 1, 2010 at 5:47am
Here's info from Jason's book on barefoot/minimalist shoe running. The bottom of the page describes how to transition slowly:
Comment by J-F lemay on September 22, 2010 at 11:52am
The samething apened to me this spring as i was preparing for my first ultra (tremlant 56K) witch havn't done cuz of severe pain in my right forefoot! I'm not sure it was a stress fracture but i'm sure it was too much too soon with my 5 fingers! I thought that after a year of foot strenght exercices it would be ok to do full out sprints in vibrams but i was wrong!!! Not ready yet. My foot got better after a month of no running, I restart very slowly and it fade away but still tight somtimes! Hope this help and I sympatize with you! Being hurt is so frustrating and uncool!!!

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