Pain on top of foot
I have actually had this at times and i got it again after cycling to work (with overshoes on as it was raining). It was when i walked in trainers to where i work- about 5 minute walk within the site. So i think it is laces tied up too tight and not neccesarily while running. Loosen laces where ever you go, but i guess you have already had to do that.
I have always found that running helps this and there has never been a need to stop running. My guess is you have got weak feet like mine. Mine are very thin esp. the ankles and i couldn't walk till i was 2 and a half. If this is you as well then my suggestion is that you are probably over-tightening shoes to make sure they don't slip at the back so run in New Balance narrow fit or Adidas as they come up very narrow and so there is less need to over-tighten shoes.
I have had this. I rested for a week, and iced it every day. I got elastic laces to ease the pressure over the top of the foot. I also saw a podiatrist who said the muscles on my lower shin were tight and therefore pulling on the tendon in the foot that leads to the big toe. She gave me some acupuncture to release the tension. I also regularly massage my lower shins with a foam roller, and touching every available bit of wood it is under control. I am training for VLM so the higher mileage is making my muscles stiff.
I hope this helps.
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