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Lateral Foot Pain. PLEASE HELP!

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I did a marathon on the (saturday) 28th of april and got a blood blister on my big toe. I went to prom later that night and spent all that time walking and dancing on the outside of my foot to compensate for the pain in my toe. I have since gotten the blood blister taken care.

On sunday night that's when the pain started and it was bad on monday. weight bearing was painful. It was on the outside bottom part of my foot, but did NOT extend into the ankle. The pain has decreased a lot by then. I even went to six flags this past friday and walked on it all day pain free. I went to the doctor even to get an xray and exam to rule out a stress fracrute, and it's not. it's just "inflammation....so, since the pain had stopped, I figured I'd go for run. I was 1.5 miles in the pain flared up again. I had to stop and walking home was painful. I have since iced it and taken antinflammatory. I just finished icing it and now it feels tingling and like there is fluid in there. what the hell is wrong with my foot? and why does it feel tingly and fluid? there has been and still is no swelling, bruising, or sensitivity to the touch at all. how long will this take for me to be able to run pain free again?

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  • First, I'm not a doctor, and you should go see one - an orthopaedic specialist as soon as possible. It could be a strain, it could be a fracture.

    How long? Well for me: I had a 5th metatarsal fracture in October due to over-training (too much, too fast), but it wasn't diagnosed until February following many xrays and finally an MRI. I was put in a non-weight bearing cast for 6 weeks. I am now in my 4th week of PT and started a walking program - working up to 10 miles a week. My ankle is other foot tendons are ticked about being immobile for so long. I haven't been cleared to run yet, but hope to hear it in June.

    Please go see a doctor :)

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  • Prom and a marthon the same day? Wow! Anyway, I have had a simliar foot problem. I gave it a week once I could walk on it pain free. Then started running slowly. 1 mile then 2 and so on. Just be patient, because the issue can heal enough to walk, but flare up again if you push it in distance or speed. I would run slow and short once you can do so pain free. Remember it is not a stress fracture...yet.

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