Apologize in advance for the "setting of the stage": – I’m a long time runner but I am relatively new to minimalist running who is apparently having some transition issues (former stable/orthotics shoe person who fixed her gait/form and heal strike issues in a pt/medical environment). – Transitioned Jan/Feb - in March I had some mild top of foot pain which didn't hurt while running but did afterwards, no inflammation/bruising - expected it was tendonitis so I treated with ice and waited for no pain for a week and then started back running again. (Note: I was only up to about 5 miles in distance and ran about 3-5 times a week anywhere from 3-5 miles (trying to keep adding a bit more). – About a week later I was on a 4.5 mile run and close to the end had pain/tightness in the opposite calf which remained for about a week (during which I iced, rolled, stretched). – After about a week of no pain started to run again, and after a few days, the top of foot pain returned after a 4 mile run but it was much worse. Back to rest/icing - symptoms seemed to follow Extensor Tendonitis (vs. a stress fracture (comparing the symptoms of a SF I had a few years ago). – Pain has reduced over the past 4 weeks, but still remains so I decided to get an x-ray to see if anything shows up. Primary Dr. just called to say indeed there are definite signs of a stress fracture in the mid-shaft around the 2nd toe/metatarsal (I don't have the report yet but this is what was stated on the phone). She recommends going to a specialist to see how they want to treat. – At this point, assuming it's on its way healing and if I start wearing a "boot" am I good to go? Not discounting the specialist's expertise, just based on my first experience, not clear if there is any more that they would do other than confirm the diagnosis and tell me to wear a boot for x number of weeks...Am I missing anything? THANKS!!!