Outer foot pain

I have had pain in my right foot, it is on the outer part of my foot. It feels like it is on the bone that goes to my little toe. It hurts in the morning quite a bit, before I start walking and then if I am on my feet all day it hurts at night. It also is painful if my foot is squeezed on either side or if it pressed on from the side. There is no bruising or marks and it has been this way for a while. Any ideas of what it might be would be helpful.

Thank you

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question. Sounds like you may be experiencing what’s called peroneal tendonitis.

    The peroneus brevis muscle inserts on the base of the 5th metatarsal which is along the outer side of the foot. This muscle is used to stabilize the ankle / foot when standing or walking. Tendonitis – especially tendonitis in the foot – is frequently more sensitive / painful in the morning due to stiffness.

    I recommend

    1. rolling the bottom of your foot on a golf ball (5 minutes),
    2. rolling the peroneals / side of your lower leg with a foam roller (5 minutes)
    3. stretch your calves (5 minutes)
    4. NSAIDs such as Aleve or Advil.

    I would do this for at least 7 days before deciding if it is helping or not. If your pain persists then I would recommend seeing a Podiatrist who can better evaluate your foot in person.

    Good luck!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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    By law, we cannot give specific medical advice over the Internet.

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