LOS ANGELES (WKOW) -- Foot doctors are noticing more injuries related to people transitioning too quickly to barefoot running.
Doctors say the body needs to adapt to the new forces on the feet.
Injuries range from pulled calf muscles to tendinitis to stress fractures.
Some runners have a longer stride and land on their heel while barefoot runners take shorter strides and land on the midfoot or forefoot.
Researchers continue look for additional benefits to barefoot running and reducing injuries.
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