Foot pain-outside near pink toes

I have been having pain when I walk. It seems when I walk I am putting too much pressure on the outside of my foot near the pinky toe. I notice it the most when I’m not wearing shoe. It feels like I’m walking on my bone. It’s not a constant pain; just a sharp pain every once in a while when I take a step. This is only a recent development but it makes walking uncomfortable. I can’t wear sandals or walk with shoes. I want to know what can be done. Am I walking wrong? Did I do something to my feet? My job requires me to wear dresses and I hate (never wear) high heels. I have been trying to wear shoes with more support but options are limited because Tennis shoes don’t go when with dress. Please, tell me what I can do to fix this.

2 Responses

  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for the question. Without examining your feet it is difficult to say exactly what may be causing your pain. However, I would start by stretching and releasing your feet. I recommend all my patients roll their feet for 5 minutes 2x a day on a golf ball or RAD Roller (

    In addition you want to stretch your calves and peroneals at least 10 min 1x a day. If your pain persists I would recommend seeing a Podiatrist who can better evaluate you.

    I hope this helps!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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  2. Foot-com

    sounds like Cuboid Syndrome (for info check this’s either due to ankle sprain or repetitive sprain..and since you walk in heel, it may be the to treatment, the most successful one is to have the bone relocated back into its proper position..of course you can use ice pack, rest and do some pain free exercises but i doubt those are permanent see an actual doctor..
    L Davitson, expert in health and medicine

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