I have severe pain in my right heel and now it’s starting to spread to the outside of the foot between my pinky toe and heel. The pain is worse when I walk and I need to be able to stand for my job. Any advice you can give would be great!
Hello and thank you for your question.
I often see patients with plantar fasciitis / heel pain which begins to shift to the outside of the foot. What happens is many patients try to get off of the heel by walking on the outside of their foot.
This compensation pattern eventually stresses the peroneal tendon (along outside of the foot), creating a peroneal tendonitis. If you have not done any stretching, icing or anti-inflammatories I would recommend starting these treatments and give your foot at least 2 weeks to recovery. If your pain persists after 2 weeks,
I recommend seeing a Podiatrist who can better evaluate you and give you additional treatment options if necessary.
I hope this helps!
Dr. Emily Splichal
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