outer edge foot pain

I have been experiencing severe foot pain on the bottom of my foot. It is on the outer edge of my foot around the arch area. It has gotten to the point where it hurts anytime any amount of weight is on it. I have been trying to walk on my tip toes to avoid the pain but it is still there when walking that way. I have tried ice and rest but it has not helped. It does not get better after I have been walking on it nor does the pain go away completely while resting. It was around 5/10 on the pain scale until 2 days ago. I was walking and all of a sudden the pain shot up my foot at a pain scale of 9/10 and has been a 9/10 when any weight is on it.

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    Although there are different reasons for arch pain – the most common is plantar fasciitis. For patients with plantar fasciitis, I recommend stretching the calves for 5 minutes three times a day, freezing water in a water bottle and massaging the bottom of the foot and taking anti-inflammatories. If your pain persists after a week of these recommendations then I would see a Podiatrist who can better evaluate you.

    Depending on how long you have the pain you may need a steroid injection to finally decrease the pain.

    I hope this helps!

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    Dr. Emily Splichal
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