Pain on top of foot

I am having a pain on the top of my foot, just below where the ankle and foot meet. The pain increases when I push off the foot from the balls of my feet and not so much when I land on the heel. Is it poosible to have a stress fracture in the bone in that part of the top of the foot. The pain just suddenly happened one morning and I cannot recall any instance that would have caused a break.

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  1. Foot-com

    Thank you for your question. If you are concerned for a stress fracture in your foot then I would see a Podiatrist.

    We get stress fractures in the foot as a reaction to poor absorption of ground reaction forces. Common after repetitive foot strikes, such as running, the most common bone in the foot to experience a stress fracture is the 2nd metatarsal (long bone).

    There are many small ligaments and tendons within the foot, that if you do not have a stress fracture it could be a strain or sprain. Either way, try to limit your activity and see the Podiatrist when you can.

    Good luck!

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