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I think I check all the boxes: gets worse with activity, dull aching pain, swelling on top of foot, cannot do heel raises.

I'm afraid the toll of running against traffic on crowned roads has taken its toll. I'm an over-supinator (foot rolls outward) and forefoot striker when running, and the pain has gradually worsened over the last couple weeks to the point where it was difficult to walk at work on Monday. I have swelling at the tarsal-2nd/3rd metatarsal joint on my right foot with localized pain.

Ice brings temporary relief. sitting on the side of the pool yesterday with my foot in front of the water jet for 15 mins brought longer-lasting relief, as did 3-4 beers :hihi:

Anyone else endured a stress fracture, and how did you treat it? Look like 6-8 weeks to heal. Luckily the gym has reopened.

I've ordered a low -cut walking boot and will make an appointment with a podiatrist tomorrow.

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I feel like those stress fractures never really heel right. I ran a lot in 2013 after I healed from back surgery and ended up with a stress fracture. Took about 3 months to "heal" but I felt slight pain once I started again. To this day I still get this slight pain of I wear flip flops all day. I haven't run as "runner" since, only some treadmill stuff for exercise.
 

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I had similar symptoms and x-Ray revealed no fracture. Instead I had Capsulitis. Steroid injection into the joint helped but it only went away with a long period of limited running, and changing my running shoes. I was using Newton’s but the pain started before I got my 1st pair. The lugs on the forefoot exasperated the condition. I switched to mostly elliptical and bike riding. Eventually it went away. Try using Voltaren gel. It’s otc now.
 
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I had similar symptoms and x-Ray revealed no fracture. Instead I had Capsulitis. Steroid injection into the joint helped but it only went away with a long period of limited running, and changing my running shoes. I was using Newton’s but the pain started before I got my 1st pair. The lugs on the forefoot exasperated the condition. I switched to mostly elliptical and bike riding. Eventually it went away. Try using Voltaren gel. It’s otc now.
Not coincidentally I changed my running shoes a few months ago. The pain had started prior to the change but I feel these shoes accelerated the problem. Unfortunately we do not have a dedicated running store here in town.
 

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Have you considered power walking instead of running? The impact on the knees / ankles is far less and if you're moving at a 5 mph pace, then it's the same as a jog.
 

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Not all stress fractures show up on an X-ray. I had one on my tibia and it only appeared in an MRI. I got it after running too far and too soon after my meniscus scope. Hurt really really bad. Even my femur was hurting. I had to use crutches and stay off of it for 6 weeks.

I do very minimal running these days. I used to run marathons. But after ACL reconstruction, meniscus scoping, a fractured tibia and breaking my left foot, too much running makes my body ache. Usually my left hip and back. Running is very hard on your musculoskeletal system.

There was a point last year for about 4 months where I was running up to 30 miles per week (which is a lot for me) and I had to stop because my body just hurt to much after.
 
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Not all stress fractures show up on an X-ray. I had one on my tibia and it only appeared in an MRI. I got it after running too far and too soon after my meniscus scope. Hurt really really bad. Even my femur was hurting. I had to use crutches and stay off of it for 6 weeks.

I do very minimal running these days. I used to run marathons. But after ACL reconstruction, meniscus scoping, a fractured tibia and breaking my left foot, too much running makes my body ache. Usually my left hip and back. Running is very hard on your musculoskeletal system.

There was a point last year for about 4 months where I was running up to 30 miles per week (which is a lot for me) and I had to stop because my body just hurt to much after.
I’m only doing 12-15 miles per week, but I’m afraid it’s the kind of roads on which I’ve been running. When I’m healed, I’ll locate a new route that doesn’t include highly crowned roads.
 

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I think I check all the boxes: gets worse with activity, dull aching pain, swelling on top of foot, cannot do heel raises.

I'm afraid the toll of running against traffic on crowned roads has taken its toll. I'm an over-supinator (foot rolls outward) and forefoot striker when running, and the pain has gradually worsened over the last couple weeks to the point where it was difficult to walk at work on Monday. I have swelling at the tarsal-2nd/3rd metatarsal joint on my right foot with localized pain.

Ice brings temporary relief. sitting on the side of the pool yesterday with my foot in front of the water jet for 15 mins brought longer-lasting relief, as did 3-4 beers :hihi:

Anyone else endured a stress fracture, and how did you treat it? Look like 6-8 weeks to heal. Luckily the gym has reopened.

I've ordered a low -cut walking boot and will make an appointment with a podiatrist tomorrow.

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My daughter gets them occasionally over the years. She ran cross country in high school and track in HS and college. She still runs at least 3 miles 5 times a week.

When at home she tries to stay off the foot. At work, she wears an ankle brace and uses crutches if she has to get around for a week or two. Swelling is treated with ice and ibuprofen. It takes a couple months before she's back to 100%, depending on how much she can stay off it at work.
 

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My weird running issue was last year when for what seemed like months, the area under my left knee would have a burning sensation, depending on what made contact with it.

So when I'd wake up in the morning, and go to roll out of bed......if the sheet/mattress touched it a certain way, it didn't feel pleasant at all.

Eventually it did just finally stop altogether.
 

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My weird running issue was last year when for what seemed like months, the area under my left knee would have a burning sensation, depending on what made contact with it.

So when I'd wake up in the morning, and go to roll out of bed......if the sheet/mattress touched it a certain way, it didn't feel pleasant at all.

Eventually it did just finally stop altogether.
Did it hurt to straighten out your leg, as well? Sounds like a touch of bursitis / inflammation. I get that from time to time.
 

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Did it hurt to straighten out your leg, as well? Sounds like a touch of bursitis / inflammation. I get that from time to time.
I don't specifically remember having anything like that....... Particularly if you're talkin about a soreness. It would be a burning sensation and it would depend on what made contact with it as to whether I felt anything. And there was nothing on the skin, in terms of discoloration or whatever else, that would indicate things were out of the ordinary.
 
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My daughter gets them occasionally over the years. She ran cross country in high school and track in HS and college. She still runs at least 3 miles 5 times a week.

When at home she tries to stay off the foot. At work, she wears an ankle brace and uses crutches if she has to get around for a week or two. Swelling is treated with ice and ibuprofen. It takes a couple months before she's back to 100%, depending on how much she can stay off it at work.
Staying off it at work is the problem. I've got a walking boot so I'm hoping that will help.
 

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Not all stress fractures show up on an X-ray.
I had a stress fracture in my foot years ago and the doctor said, "Sounds like a stress fracture. If nothing shows up on x-ray, that's probably what it is."
He said initially they usually don't show up, then 2 weeks or so alter they will. All they did for me was give me a shoe thingy with a rigid bottom and said to rest it.
 
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I had a stress fracture in my foot years ago and the doctor said, "Sounds like a stress fracture. If nothing shows up on x-ray, that's probably what it is."
He said initially they usually don't show up, then 2 weeks or so alter they will. All they did for me was give me a shoe thingy with a rigid bottom and said to rest it.
A shoe thingy? You mean an orthotic? :ezbill:
 

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