eeeks. per the subject line, i think i might have one on my 3rd metatarsal.
i awoke earlier this week, and suddenly when stepping down from bed, i felt a stabbing pain. i haven't changed my exercise regime, (have changed my footwear)and i can't pinpoint a time and/or place where i did anything differently to have invited an injury. honestly, i'm quite stymied! literally, it came on overnight!
the pain is central and about a 4-5. it's not overbearing-- menaing not to the point where it keeps me awake at night, nor does it pervade my every thought. i simply know something is askew. i'm casually concerned and i'm on school vaca in a week when i have planned to play harder than ever! sans health insurance, how can i be sure? and if so, can i contnue to exercise on it? i haven't had an injury in 10 years, (ever since i aborted running). i simply walk long miles, hike and cycle. no less, i've taken the week off from sincere excersing (already going crazy and getting soft! urgh) but knowingly i can't NOT play. additionally, i'm icing it, taking arnica, drinking lots of pineapple juice, amping up my protein intake and well, i still don't know what i've got. there's no obvious bruising and the swelling is well, rather insignificant to what i've historically encountered. anyone have anything to add that might help me assemble the puzzle? how long to give it before my concern swells to unhealthy levels?many thanks. lt