Members do not see these Ads. Sign Up. About a week ago I woke up one morning and could barely walk because of pain in the ball of my foot. Specifically in one spot it was very tender and hurt to the slightest touch, and there is a faint bruise and a little bump there but no noticable swelling. Its about an inch down from the base of my toes, kinda between the 3rd and 4th toes. I had this happen almost exactly a year ago and thought it might be a stress fracture from wearing sandals when it starts getting hot outside. It went away on it's own after a couple weeks last time and hasnt bothered me at all until now even though I run all the time. It hurts worse in the morning and usually goes away after a few hours, and when it doesnt hurt I can walk, run, and press on it as hard as I want and not feel a thing. Any ideas?