Dr Blake's comment: Golden Rule of Foot: Create a 0-2 Pain Level for Healing. Rest however is very destructive overall in allowing deconditioning, swelling, nerve hypersensitivity, etc. I definitely want a more active approach to heal.
Dr Blake's comment: Could be an over-read of the MRI for just bruising and inflammation.
Dr Blake's comment: Pain, swelling, tingling, etc. that you did feel until after you went into the boot is probably caused by the immobilization and will get better once you leave the boot. Since your injury is so small, and we are not worried that it is a displaced fracture may be needing surgery, try to alternate environments with boot, hoka one one shoes, hike and bike shoes, and normal athletic shoes with orthotics and dancer's padding.
Dr Blake's comment: Several weeks have passed since you emailed this, so you have probably moved. I hope the idea of alternating environments and daily working on the inflammation and nerve hypersensitivity is helpful. Good luck.