Soccer instep impact injury

Hi! Around 11 days ago I was playing soccer indoors. I went to kick the ball (hard) and an opposing player stuck his foot in to clear the ball. I ended up kicking the heel of his foot with the instep/big toe area of my foot. The pain was fairly intense, and I could barely walk from the pain, so I went to get an x-ray the following day. They were negative, the doc said I must have a bone bruise and that I should be fine in about a week. Well, I'm far from fine. I can walk, but not without pain. It seems to be eminating from the ball/instep of my foot, the only time I don't feel pain is when my feet are up and I'm lying down. Problem is, I work long hours (in a chair thankfully) so I can't afford to put my feet up for long.
What can I do to speed up my rehab? I can't find any info online for this type of injury. Are there braces/wraps available for this? Would they help? Also, playoffs are coming in 2 weeks and I'd like to play!


Posted By Steven Thomas on February 09, 2004 at 10:34:57:

The proprietary gel also provides extra protective padding to help comfort the pain caused by metatarsal soreness. May be used for relieving the burning sensation under the metatarsal heads, calluses and tarsal fat pads.

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