One of the most common causes of pain on the top of your foot without any specific injury is a stress fracture. A stress fracture is an incomplete crack in one of your bones caused by overuse. For example, running, kicking, and jumping can cause this sudden condition. The top of your foot may be tender to touch and swollen. Due to the pain and swelling, your daily activities may be reduced and even make you feel uncomfortable to wear your shoes.
If untreated, this will only cause the stress fracture to become a more serious problem, leading to chronic foot pain. Stress fractures are already extremely painful which is why it’s important to see a podiatrist right way. At Family Foot & Ankle Specialists, we have several different treatment options for you.
Call our office today if you think you may have a stress fracture!