I’ve been experiencing some foot pain on my left foot. It feels like it is more on the bottom of my foot and the area of pain is behind my big toe joint, so it’s more on the inside of the foot than the middle. The pain can be described as a dull throb. I thought at first that it was a muscle because it feels sort of “deep in there,” but perhaps it’s a tendon.
It began a few weeks ago and I gave myself a several days off from running (I’m marathon training), but the symptoms didn’t seem to improve much. I’ve been icing and taking Advil regularly and elevating when I have the chance (things that usually work for me), but nothing really has seemed to lead to improvement. Even at night, if I wake up I can feel it sometimes. The pain isn’t overwhelming or anything and I can walk fine, but it’s strange that rest hasn’t helped. My biggest fear is that it’ll get worse.
Any advice? I can’t take long periods off from running since my race is in a few months, and I feel discouraged because even when I’ve taken it really easy these last two weeks, it hasn’t improved.