From an outsider’s point of view, it looks like running is a low-risk sport. There’s no contact, no jumping, and no fancy footwork necessary. But runners know that this is just a facade, and that running creates plenty of risks for the runner. The good news is that there are a number of ways to tweak training, conditioning, technique, and so forth that can help runners stay well. The bad news is that even the most prudent of runners can often find themselves at the mercy of common injuries, like a stress fracture in the foot.