|Graphic from the blog Miles Behind Me.|
Barefoot/minimalist runners can get these from coming down on rocks or sharp objects. Makes sense for me as I just completed a long trail run. There were a number of rocks and spots throughout the course. I did my best to avoid the biggest ones but was unable to avoid them completely as hello I was trail running.
I got on Twitter and Tweeted to the Primalfoot Alliance. I asked about if this is normal and how it is to be treated. I got several responses back very quickly. Yes it is normal as long as their isn't excessive swelling. Rest is a good treatment as well. I was pleased to hear that info as I tend to be a tad bit accident prone.
So I took their advice and got ice on that foot as soon as possible. I have been icing that area daily since then. Thankfully the bruising has gone away. I ran a mile yesterday and had no pain.
I greatly appreciate the Primalfoot Alliance for Retweeting my question. If you are interested in learning more about barefoot running you need to check out their website.