I originally went to the doctor a couple months ago because I thought I might have a heel spur - I have a persistent feeling of walking on a sharp rock, in the back of my heel closer to my achilles than my arch. I had an MRI that showed healthy but inflamed soft tissue, and healthy bones. The verdict from the MRI was "well I guess it's just PF" and I was given a script for PT. LOVE the PT - and it's been helping a lot, but want to look here for minimalist running advice (I run more in VFFs than barefoot). Especially since I further injured the same foot: Last week I ran a 15k race and had a HUGE PR - I knocked a minute and a half off my usual race pace (I'm a slow runner and it's been over a year since my last race, so I expected a PR just not that big of one). The consequence was aggravating a very old ankle sprain from April, and a sore 5th metatarsal (my heel still feels the same though, which is better than it was before I started the PT). My PT is now treating the sprain and continuing to treat the PF and she suggested my metatarsal might be bruised from the run. I do not want to go through the expense and hassle of another MRI or any other imaging if I don't have to. Is there any advice I can follow to ensure that the bone bruise heals well (assuming it IS a bruise) and doesn't result in a fracture? I was in the middle of half marathon training for a race at the end of October. Should I forget the HM and significantly scale back my running for a while? (ETA: The old ankle sprain was not running related, I fell down some stairs.) Thanks!