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Training for a marathon, pain in arch, reddish bruise in navicular bone. Treatment options?

I am training for my first full marathon. I have been pain free until today while completing a 14 mile run. I started feeling pain in my arch at about the 12th mile. I took an ice bath following my run and later noticed a small reddish colored bruise on my left navicular bone . I can walk with minimal pain. How can I treat this before it s too late? Do I need to change my running shoes, my socks or get an insert?
Asked On : Wed, 15 Aug 2012
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In view of details, possibility of stress fracture needs to ruled out.

Skin bruise can be due to shoe friction, but arch pain can be due to stress fracture.

I think you need to see your doctor and get xray day before commencing your training.

Answered: Wed, 15 Aug 2012
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