Severe Pain Between The Pinky Toe and Heel

I have severe pain in my right foot, on the side between the pinky toe and heel. Also on the bottom near my heel. The pain is worse when I walk and when I’m laying or sitting down its throbbing.

Asked by: mistyblue

2 Responses

  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question. Where did the pain start? In your heel or on the side of the foot? I often see patients with plantar fasciitis / heel pain that compensate by walking on the outside of their foot creating a peroneal tendonitis. As far as the pain on the outside of the foot, does it feel like it is on the bone that slightly protrudes from the side of the foot? This would be your styloid process of the 5th metatarsal. It is here that your peroneal brevis tendon inserts.

    If you have not done any stretching, icing or anti-inflammatories I would recommend starting these treatments. If your pain persists after I week, I recommend seeing a Podiatrist who can better evaluate you and give you additional treatment options if necessary.

    Good luck!

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  2. Foot-com

    Hi I have pain when I start running or doing certain zumba moves. The outer side between pinkie and heel on both feet. I have to take my shoes off and rub out before I can continue and have to repeat throughout work out. What can this be?

    Moderator: your question has been moved to a new thread:
    https://www.foot.com/site/ask-the-doctor/forums/pain-when-doing-certain-z

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