I'm not really sure how to describe the area that hurts, so here it is circled in red. (The most intense spots are circled again in pink):
...It extends from the joint of my big toe [I guess you could say] up the top of my foot, near the side.
I've had pain there since Monday (4/13). I though it was just soreness from wearing heels on the day before (for Easter Sunday), so I just stretched it more often this week. I also did more walking than running this week.
It hurts to lift up my big toe, and I have pain when I put on or take off shoes. The whole area circled in red hurts when there is pressure on that foot. I also feel like it's swelled compared to my other foot (not so much by the big toe--more up on my foot), and when I press it there it feels harder in comparison to on my other foot.
I still have been running (I usually only run 3-4.5 miles at a time, and not every single day). I would had rested it more, but my first 5K ever was yesterday! It doesn't hurt tremendously while I run, but there is certainly pain in general.
I am not doing anything real new with my running routines, except a very gradual increase in weekly mileage and speed over the past few weeks...I am also wearing good sneakers (Asics GT2140) that I only bought last month, after many successful months with GT2130.
Is this somewhat normal? Any idea of the cause? Is there a way I can just self-treat it? Will it probably get worse if I ignore it?
Thank you for any insight and advice...
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