Pain on top of foot

I have had a constant pain on my left foot. It’s located on the top of my foot on the left/center side. (not on the side but about 1/2 inch from the outside of my foot) I’ve had an x-ray and they didn’t find any fractures. There is no swelling or bruising that I can see. This has been constant for almost 8 weeks. Started seemingly out of no where, no injuries. Hurts with or without a shoe. Also hurts walking or resting it.

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    Hello and thank you for your question. Without examining you it is difficult for me to identify exactly what may be causing your pain however some general guidelines I’d start wtih is to make sure that you are balancing foot stress with foot recovery. The best way to recovery the feet is by rolling them on a golf ball or RAD Roller ( 5 minutes in the morning and 5 minutes in the evening followed proper footwear. Depending on your foot type and foot strength you may need a more supportive shoe such as those provided by In addition I would avoid excessive ballistic dynamic movement such as running and jumping for 2 weeks. If your pain persists after doing the above for 2 weeks then I’d suggest seeing a Podiatrist who can evaluate you in person. I hope this helps!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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