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RE: how to tell the difference between a stress fracture and other kinds of foot pain...
Man, I was going to post the same thing. Mine may have happened on a tempo run or possibly while stretching. Mine is also on the ball of my foot (or joint) below the 2nd toe.
Here’s what I read. Maybe someone can confirm this. The metatarsal stress fracture seems to be lower down. Not on the joint but about an inch or so closer to the ankle. Also, I read that the pain is mostly on the top of your foot, not underneath. This isn’t to say that you could get a stress fracture on the joint? Can anyone confirm this??
Mine MAY have been caused while stretching my toes/arch against a door stop. My toes get in a 90 degree angle pointing straight up while the foot is flat. This is a great PF stretch but can put some torque on the ball of the foot. OP, do you do this stretch as well ??
Anyway, I took one day off but have run on it the past 3 days. I am also icing it over a frozen bottle and taking advil. Still sore but will “train through it” with hopes of it going away. Seems to have gotten more sore after I did some half mile surges during my run.
Keep me informed on how yours is doing and I will do the same.
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