Sharp Pain on outside of foot when walking

Recently been away and walked more than usual on one day and now i have a sharp shooting pain on the outside of the foot going down through the sole. It does not hurt when i am not walking on it or by placing pressure on it whilst up. It is more painful when i place the heel on the floor when walking. it is affecting me walking as i now feel i am walking with a limp and when really bad i am walking on my toes and not placing the heel on the floor.

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  1. Foot-com

    Thank you for the question Sally. Without examining you it is difficult for me to say exactly what may be causing your foot pain, however I will do my best to guide you. I would recommend seeing a Podiatrist to have an Xray to rule out a stress fracture. Any increase in activity, such as walking, can lead to overuse injuries such as stress fractures, tenonditis or plantar fasciitis. The Podiatrist would be able to tell if it is either pain caused by soft tissue or bone. In the mean time, I would limit your activity and try ice, elevation and compression. Good luck!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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