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Soccer instep impact injury


Around 11 days ago I was playing soccer indoors.
I went to kick the ball (hard) and an opposing player stuck his foot in to clear the ball.
I ended up kicking the heel of his foot with the instep/big toe area of my foot.
The pain was fairly intense, and I could barely walk from the pain, so I went to get an x-ray the following day. They were negative, the doc said I must have a bone bruise and that I should be fine in about a week.
Well, I’m far from fine.
I can walk, but not without pain.
It seems to be eminating from the ball/instep of my foot, the only time I don’t feel pain is when my feet are up and I’m lying down.
Problem is, I work long hours (in a chair thankfully) so I can’t afford to put my feet up for long.
What can I do to speed up my rehab?
I can’t find any info online for this type of injury.
Are there braces/wraps available for this?
Would they help? Also, playoffs are coming in 2 weeks and I’d like to play!

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  1. I am just speculating here, but I believe an MRI or diagnostic ultrasound would showtendonitis with or without a bone bruise. As far as anything that significant being “healed” in a week, I can not promise that. If you are still hurting, immobilization is a very good idea.