Pain in sole of foot

Hi Doctor

I have had a constant pain in the left hand side of the sole of my left foot for the last two weeks. I can only assume I got it from playing soccer as its the only running/jogging I partake in but did not receive any injuries or hits that I remember.
The pain does not seem to be getting any better but not worse, just constant when I walk on it almost as if I have a bruise but no sign of any cuts, bruises or growths that I can see.
Any idea what this is and how to rectify it?


One Response

  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    On the outside of our foot we have muscles/tendons called the peroneals. One inserts onto a bone on the side of the foot (peroneus brevis) which can get stressed when playing soccer and doing lateral movements/cutting/change of direction.

    I would start by rolling the outside of your lower leg from the knee down to the foot. You can use a foam roller or massage stick to release this muscle. In addition I would roll the bottom of the foot on a golf ball or tennis ball. To address any inflammation you can ice the side of the foot or take oral anti-inflammatories such as Advil or Aleve.

    If you do this every day for a good 7 days you should notice improvement. If you do not notice improvement then I would see a Podiatrist who can better evaluate you.

    I hope this helps!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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