Outside foot pain from distance running
About 36hrs after completing a 12k race, I began experiencing pain on the outside of my foot. It's been a full week since the race and the pain is not going away. I was not training for this race, only running about half the distance a few times in the weeks prior, and slacking off due to school demands. I was wondering if this pain is due to stress from the long distance. It's only in one foot so I don't suspect shoes were the culprit.
The location of the pain is difficult to explain without showing you but I'll do my best.
My foot is tender to light pressure a little forward of and just below my outer ankle. When I walk normally (as if there is no discomfort/pain), I experience pain along the outside of my foot, and on the bottom of my foot- just in front of the heel. So I've been walking on my tip toes on this foot, but this quickly tires my calves. I also walk on my heel but that is pretty awkward in public in general. When I point my toes to stretch, I experience the pain along the outside of my foot.
I have gone running which further increased the pain. Dumb, I know. I just wanted to push through it in the initial stages. But playing soccer in cleats was not painful at all! I wondered if this was due to the stiffness of the sole. I have been icing & heating my foot for 2 days now, but haven't noticed a decrease in pain.