I am a runner. I injured myself (tendon and ligament damage from knee to ankle) when I was younger. They never really said more than this for the diagnoses and “rest” was the answer. I started racing 2 years ago and had similar foot pain. I continued to run through the pain and that resulted in a stress fracture of the navicular. I finally got back into racing again and after finishing a half-marathon recently, I am having similar pain. I don’t think that it is a stress fracture, but I think that it is ligament related. I have pain on the outer foot and have slight swelling with a visible bruise under my pinkie toe. I also have pain on the inside foot to my big toe. This results in pain in my arch and I have noticed some dropping of the arch. Because both of these ligaments are sore, I also have pain on the outside of my Achilles and up my calf. I am currently seeing a sports physician but I live in Bermuda so things are slow. I don’t want to be told “rest” again as this is only short-term help and once I start competing at maximum levels the pain returns. Basically, I want to know what my options are and what I should ask the doctor. Thanks for any help you can give me.