I'm sad to say I don't really think it's getting better. Every time I think its on the mend, I have to remind myself how much tylenol I've just had. I can't even walk without limping. I confess to pretending I'm a doctor with a degree from google, especially when I read things like this:
What causes stress fractures?Here I was thinking my x-rays from my ER visit this weekend were relatively conclusive. Unbeknownst to me, they may not show anything for another week or so!
Over use! (check)What are the symptoms of stress fractures?
Too much training, too soon without enough rest! (check, definitely the without enough rest part)
Overpronation (ehh, I pronate a little)
They are common in army recruits (often called a march fracture), runners, ballet dancers, and gymnasts. (double check)
Foot metatarsal pain which comes on gradually. (check)
Pain is located towards the mid/front of the foot. (check)
Pain is aggravated by weight bearing activities such as walking, running or dancing. (check, and #sadpanda)
Pain to touch the bone at the point it is broken. (Check. Hello third metatarsal!!)
Swelling is often present. (check, and it's gotten worse this week)
An X-ray will often not show the fracture until two or three weeks after it has started to heal. (uhh what???)
"Whatever you may be missing right now - a person, a place, a feeling, maybe you are injured and missing running - whatever it is, have peace and take heart - remember that any goodbye makes room for a hello." (Kristin Armstrong, Author and runner)