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Old 15th November 2010, 06:59 AM
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Hope someone can help! I'm a 50 year old male that runs 5 to 6 miles a day. A month or so ago I started to get a "brusing" type pain on the ball of my left foot. Like an idot I kept on running with it. If I gave it a couple of days rest (no running) it would go away for the most part. I started up running again a couple of weeks ago and the pain came back worse then ever. I have since stopped running all together but the pain won't go away.

If I wear running shoe's to walk in the pain is very minor but at work I have to wear heavy leather work boots with a hard sole and the pain is unreal. By the end of the day I can't even stand without the pain killing me. I even get shooting pains in my foot when I'm off my feet. Although the pain is centered in the ball of my foot, I also have the pain running down my toes.

Looking on the internet I can find many different possible cause's of this pain. Any thoughts? I can't even get a doctors appointment for a few weeks. I keep thinking I might have a stess fracture. Thanks for any help!
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Old 15th November 2010, 02:44 PM
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Certainly no real recommendation can be made without a diagnosis which would of course require a physical examination, but Morton's neuroma, capsulitis and contusion are some of the conditions which I might consider. You need to see a podiatrist for an actual evaluation rather than soliciting recommendations based on symptoms only. If you think you had sustained a stress fracture, a simple x-ray at an ER should be able to detect that by now.
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