Pain on the top of the 5th metatarsal with running can sometimes be caused by upward movement of the outside of the foot. This can happen due to a forefoot varus alignment which causes greater pronation of the forefoot dropping the inside, and pushing the outside up. Of course there is a lot of shoe interplay here either helping or hurting this process. Sometimes a simple metatarsal pad can be used to support the forefoot before getting into more involved orthosis. As always, review your training progressions to look for errors in over-enthusiasm. Rest will help and I hope you are down the road soon!
Did a long run and everything felt fine until the next day. I had a achy pain near the top of the pinky toe metatarsal. No swelling and redness in the area. It’s been about 5 days since then. It’s getting better but now there’s a bit of minor crunching when I walk. The area is tender when I press on it. I’ve been using hot/cold alternation on it which seems to help.
I haven’t run and have just been biking instead. If I put on tight shoes the area bothers me a bit more as well. Does anyone know what it might possibly be. It’s been getting better so I’m holding off on heading to the doc or physio.
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