I am frustrated trying to get a diagnosis on a foot injury. brief background-2 weeks ago felt pain under large toe when it bent up after an easy 5 mile run. Didn't think much of it but it was stabbing pain only 0.5 miles into a run the next day. gave it several days off and decided to see a doc. Initial dx was stress fracture of metatarsal 1. Asked for a referral and saw a podiatrist. No evidence at that time of a stress fracture on x-ray (I understand it would be early to see such a thing) and physical exam made stress fracture unlikely due to lack of pain with tuning fork and other odd instruments. DX at that time was potentially a partial ligament tear or an inflammatory process with the sesamoid. He taped it with metatarsal padding and told me to return to activity and give him a report. Pain decreased but was still present running. He ordered an MRI. His nurse called today, said MRI was inconclusive but radiologist is calling it a stress reaction. I have a call out for the doctor to call me back, but she told me I had 2 options:
3 weeks off in a boot
an injection and take off 3 days then evaluate
Anyone have a similar experience?
Any idea about this injection?
only change would be adopting more of a midfoot strike-I have been converting to Pose running. Perhaps this was the culprit.