Pain on outside of foot

I am having pain on the bone on the outside of my foot in front of the ankle. I can not find any information concerning pain in this area of the foot. After I walk ( for exercise), this area burns. The bone protrudes out a little and is sensitive to the touch. Sometimes it is swollen. I have stopped walking and try to keep my foot straight. I would like to do more reading on this but can not find a diagnoses that fits. Could you help me? Thank you.

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for the question. Based off of your description it sounds like you may be experiencing peroneal tendonitis. The peroneus brevis tendon wraps behind your ankle bone and inserts onto this bone on the side of your foot.

    We use the peroneal tendons when standing, walking, going up stairs etc. To alleviate the stress placed on this tendon I recommend stretching your calves several times a day, roll out your peroneal muscles and ice the area or taking anti-inflammatories. Our feet are connected to our hips so I also recommend stretching your hips. You can Google IT band stretches which are perfect for when a patient has peroneal tendonitis.

    If your pain persists, I recommend seeing a Podiatrist who can do an x-ray and better evaluate you. I hope this helps!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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