I know you’ve probably written somewhere but where does it hurt in your foot? There was a dull pain in mine and I only just realized swelling when I got off a plane but thinking back was there before then when I got my stress fracture in my foot! We are pretty sure it was from long runs without building up properly to it and not having right shoes or changing shoes around enough! Please if you can get it checked out! I was told no biking if that hurt it as well. Don’t want you badly injured
It's on the outside of my foot, behind the metatarsals, right at the cuboid bone. Biking thankfully seems to be a-okay for me! It's most sore in the mornings right when I get up and point my toes, but overall the tenderness almost feels like a bruise now when I press on the top/side of my foot.
The strange thing is that I built up mileage over the past month pretty gradually in order to avoid something like this (and the issue started before my last long run - probably shouldn't have done the long run then whoops). It's at a point where the pain with just standing/walking is pretty minimal, so although I'm tempted to test out running again, I'm taking another full week off of running just to be sure. At least it works out well timing-wise with finals week!
Ok mine was inside of foot like arch.
Just be careful and potentially ice? Although I’m no PT. But yeah it took me too long to get mine looked at and it was the dull pain you’re describing so just thought I’d pipe up and say watch out. Mostly cus I want to read your back healthy running soon :)
According to PT friends of mine, that is a common location for stress fractures. Can you easily get an X-ray? Would help rule things out. Good job being smart on the recovery though!
That’s what I’ve heard from a couple other people too. I’m hoping I don’t need to get an x-ray, but if there’s any pain this week with a slow reintroduction of running, I’m definitely going to get it checked out and have some imaging done.
Don’t just feel for pain though please! Any swelling even a bit after a run is a warning as well! But yes well don’t being sensible.