I have pain in the top of my foot.
It is hard to explain, but it feels like a ball/knot in the mid top of my foot, where my 1st and 2nd toe bones connect.
What is it? And what can I do to treat it?
Im an avid runner and it tears me apart to think id have to rest.
Errnestinne, we need more information.
Between the toes, where they join to the foot (possible Morton's neuroma) or between the metatarsals (anything from tying your shoes too tight to a stress fracture)? Is there something you can feel with your finger, or is the feeling your sense of what's going on in your foot? When did it start, what makes it worse, does anything make it better? How long have you been running, and have you changed anything lately?
I have been running for..well basically my entire life. I've been doing a lot of 10-16mile runs lately. I did just buy new shoes last weekend. Although, I dont think those are the source of the problem because they are great!
The pain just came after that run. Its where the toes connect to the bone. I wish I could draw a picture and point it out. It only hurts if you put pressure on the area. That day on my run, I did tighten my shoes up a whole lot because they felt kind of like they would slide off, in my run the day before(with loose laces). This sliding feeling only occured on the foot which is now irritated(the left).
I hope this kinda helped.
Maybe the shoes aren't the answer, but you've been running forever, you've never had the problem before, and it's sure the easiest thing to fix.
I have been running short distances almost every day for about 37 years.........guess what? You start to stretch the ligaments holding your metarsals together, This allows one bone to move at a 45 degree way too far from its neighbor and this is quite a scissor pinch on the nerve, which may take it badly for a year or more before it send you a pain signal, by that time signifant damge is done.
So waht to do? Get yourself to a prolotherapist and tighten those ligaments through injection regeneration therapy. I did for a Dropped Metarsal/Morton's Neuroma injury and its workng, the nerve is healing slowly.