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Pain across top of foot after broken pinkie toe has healed. ?

Hello! 8 weeks ago I broke my pinkie toe. I wore the medical shoe for 6 weeks and walked without bending my toes to keep my pinkie stabilized. It healed! But after I stopped wearing the boot, I started walking normally. I normally walk a lot, and I even went to a yoga class where we did a lot of plank pose (like a pushup pose). My toes were tired but it felt good to use them again. But then, all my toes (except the pinkie that was broken) were sore from suddenly being used, and the top of my foot is very swollen and sore. The first 3 toes hurt the most. It hurts to walk at all. If feels like the pain is in the small bones across the top of my foot, and in the joints. And along the side of my foot too (the outside). The toe that was broken is fine.

Should I see a podiatrist? Did I overuse my foot after walking carefully in the shoe for 6 weeks? Is there some kind of physical therapy or exercise I can do? The top of the foot is visibly swollen so I don't want to aggravate it even more.

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Its not uncommon for something like this to happen after 'immobilization' ... any return to activity has to be carefully planned and gradually implemented. In your case, i would be concerned that you might have developed some stress fractures ... so, yes, get it checked out.

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