Is it broken?

This is going to sound crazy, but I am really wondering what is going on. I would appreciate any ideas that you can offer. I was walking to campus two days ago (which is about a mile and a half) and the top of my left foot started hurting everytime I took a step. The more I walked, the more it hurt. Eventually I noticed that I was limping. I mean it really hurt to walk on it. For the last two days it has continued to hurt. I don’t recall doing anything that would cause this pain. I do, however, have a pre-existing condition in my shins called posterial tibula stress syndrome… which stemmed from my arches collapsing during high school track. My feet have never been in the greatest condition, but I have only broken my foot once (left) in my entire life when I was 9. It becomes increasingly painful the longer I walk, but I can still walk. I don’t see any abnormal coloring or swelling outside the normal (from my pre-existing condition). It aches while I am sitting. Could it have something to do with my arches? It almost feels like I dropped something on the top of my foot… about 2 inches below my big toe. It is a pinpointed pain in that spot mostly when I walk, however, my entire foot and outsides of my ankle ache while walking and while sitting.
I know that I have written a lot, but I wanted to give you as much information as possible since this is such a weird happening. If you have any idea what is going on would you please email me back?
Thank you so much for your time and consideration.
Have a wonderful day.Sincerely,[email protected]

1 Comment found

    Vivian Abrams DPM

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    Without examining you, I can only guess at this. One possibility is that the anterior tibial tendon is over firing. This can occur if you are not getting enough shock absorption from the shoe. There certainly can be other causes though. You should see a podiatrist for further evaluation


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