Dr Mark recently posted in response to somebody: "Sometimes this can be a small bone bruise in the sesamoid or metatarsal head. Landing on a stone either in minimalist shoes or barefoot can trigger this. """ "" About 10 days ago, I landed on a stone - as I do on almost every barefoot run (I've been on tarmac for 4 or 5 months now). But this one hurt for more than a few seconds and now 10 days later it's just the same. I've been out 3 times on it since, for about 2km each time. It's not getting any worse and it's not getting any better. I read that a bone bruise (which it sounds like) can progress to a stress fracture, and now I'm worried. Should I dispense with the minimal vivobarefoot shoes (all day with no insoles) for a time? Is time and padding the best cure? Thanks.