pain in the bottom of my foot

I have pain on the bottom of my foot. It starts about a quarter of the way in from the outside of my foot, starting at the very back near my heel. It extends all the way across part of my foot and goes up the side of the inside of my foot about a half inch. It hurts to the touch. It hurts when I walk, run, or just stand on it. it often appears swollen on the inner 3/4 of the bottom of my foot. I sometimes feel a shooting pain in that area as well. It is much worse when I first go to stand on it. But it never gets to the point where I don’t have to limp on it.

I’ve had plantar fasciitis in the past and felt more pain through the arch of my foot. Not directly on the bottom of my foot and not to the touch. I’m not sure if that is the cause. I’ve also had achilles tendonitis, and again it didn’t feel the way this feels.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



One Response

  1. Foot-com

    Thank you for your question Cheri. Without examining you it is difficult for me to accurately diagnosis you. Based off of your description there are several soft tissue structures in that area, including the posterior tibialis and flexor tendons, which may be irritated.

    I recommend seeing a Podiatrist who can better examine you. In the mean time, I would limit activity to avoid further stressing the area, just in case it is a tendon that is irritated. If you do not have any GI or stomach issues you can take over the counter Advil or Motrin – or even ice the area. I would also try to wear supportive shoe gear as well. Good luck!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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