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So, apologies this is my first post, but looking for some advice.
Generally I run 7 miles twice a week with no issues, plus also the odd bike ride here and there.
I had two weeks where rest recently due to feeling tired/lack of energy and a virus.
Last week (Tuesday) I decided to go back running. Did everything I normally do/same route. I'm sure when I started out I had a slightly sore foot but carried on. I can't remember it getting worse nor anything significant over the following days.
Over the weekend my left foot has been getting significantly more sore, and by Monday I was at the walk in centre (as I wasnt able to get to see my doctor).
The walk in centre sent for me an x-ray yesterday, but the radiologist sent me home afterwards and said my GP would be in touch within 7-10 days. No advice or comments (although perhaps expected from a radiologist). I booked in to my GP last night to discuss, but the only conclusion without the x-ray is there were no broken bones and to call for the results and/or if symptoms don't ease.
So over the weekend my symptoms have been an increased pain on the top of my foot, starting right below my middle toe, going down the foot about an inch or so. Tenderness then around an inch either side of downward area. There is swelling. Not really a small amount, but certainly not a significant size. Hot to touch. I'm also on steroids for something else, so hopefully taking some of the inflammation down.
Since Monday the pain has been painful walking (with and without shoes), changing gears in car etc. Today the pain has developed to a burning pain sensation, with the same pain walking, driving etc. Even slightly lifting my toes causes pain (as does curling my toes).
I'm now having to wait for the GP to view the x-ray.
My main concern is I have a stress fracture, but my GP is waiting for the x-ray. But I understand that an x-ray might not be the best way to see if I have a stress fracture?
Outside of stress fractures, are there any other thoughts what this could be?
I'm wracking my brains and a little frustrated at having no diagnosis, with or without and x-ray.
Really wanting to get back in to some exercise. Another reason to know what is wrong!