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Complete rest is rarely advisable. The only case in which complete rest is essential is in the presence of bony damage like a fracture, or if you are ill. If you don’t rest when you are unwell you can end up with life-threatening illnesses like pericarditis.
Most injuries respond better to modifying the activity not avoiding it completely. There are many ways that this can be achieved for example by making changes to your running technique or altering the way you are training.
Resting will feel good in the short term but long term it can:
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