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A little over a year ago, I ran a marathon a lot faster than I expected to. I crossed the finish line with a lot of pain at the insertion point of my fifth metatarsal (on the outer edge middle of my foot). Ever since then, I have felt like I am stepping on a golf ball in my shoe. the feeling has since dispersed to along the outside bottom of my foot and in the middle crevice. It almost feels like my foot sits higher than my other because of this “enlarged” feeling. I haven’t been able to string more than 3 miles together since then. I get very tight along the outside of my lower legs. I am going to try more aggressive rehab to relieve the tightness, but I’m not sure if my foot will get better. Overall, the bottom of my injured foot seems tighter with less range of motion and possibly a decreased arch since the injury. Any insights would be appreciated.
 

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Sounds like metarsalgia.

I’ve suffered similar for a couple of years now - mine comes on around the seven mile mark, depending on my shoes and surfaces - currently being treated by a podiatrist who is trying a variety of inserts out.

Have a look at the symptoms causes online.

May be worth a visit to a podiatrist who specialises in sports related foot problems ?
 

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A little over a year ago, I ran a marathon a lot faster than I expected to. I crossed the finish line with a lot of pain at the insertion point of my fifth metatarsal (on the outer edge middle of my foot). Ever since then, I have felt like I am stepping on a golf ball in my shoe. the feeling has since dispersed to along the outside bottom of my foot and in the middle crevice. It almost feels like my foot sits higher than my other because of this “enlarged” feeling. I haven’t been able to string more than 3 miles together since then. I get very tight along the outside of my lower legs. I am going to try more aggressive rehab to relieve the tightness, but I’m not sure if my foot will get better. Overall, the bottom of my injured foot seems tighter with less range of motion and possibly a decreased arch since the injury. Any insights would be appreciated.
I think you should go see a podiatrist, could be a stress fracture. Symptoms don't sound like metatarsalgia to me.
 
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