Well that's just great.....Here I am about to start my serious marathon training four months before Copenhagen Marathon 2011 and I've hurt my foot :-(
I think it's just a tendon. I was fine while running yesterday but later on in the evening the top of my foot between my big toe and my arch started to hurt. It was like something was grinding whenever I moved my foot or toes a certain way. Especially if I pointed my toes upwards.
I taped my foot up when I went out as I wasn't sure what else to do. When I came home I remembered a bandage, that I had bought when I was in England, called Physicool. (http://www.physicool.co.uk/)
It's a cooling bandage for inflammation and bruising of the muscles tendons and ligaments. I'm not sure how it works but it has the cooling agent already in the bandage so you don't have to put it in the fridge.
Anyway I put the bandage on, elevated my foot, and left it there for around one and a half hours. My foot was tingling for sometime afterwards but the pain was mostly gone and there was no more grinding sensation.
I'm going to put it on again this evening while watching a DVD and see how my foot is in the morning.
This is very annoying!!!