Could my foot be broken?
June 24, 2012 8:18 PM Subscribe
Someone stomped on my foot six weeks ago. It's still exquisitely painful with pressure, but no pain for walking. Do I need an x-ray before starting to run again? Assume 10 - 15 miles per week in minimalist shoes.
The stomp was on the top of my left foot, towards the outside edge, about an inch forward of the ankle bone. The pain was intense but did not stop me walking in heels and hasn't impeded me since. The whole top of my foot turned blue, including my three middle toes, but the bruising went down leaving only some red marks at the site of impact.
I stopped running to let it heal but it is still painful to the touch and with pressure. Walking doesn't hurt much and I have a full range of motion without excessive pain except when I rotate the foot inwards.
I need to start training again for a race at the end of August. Should I get the foot checked out before starting to run or am I being a hypochondriac? I have a history of ignoring things that turn out to be reasonably serious (a "sprained" wrist that turned out to be a scaphoid fracture being the most recent example). I have a chronic pain condition so my subjective experience of pain is not particularly reliable.
Thanks in advance for your wisdom and guidance.