Spinter like pain on edge/side of left foot

I recently developed a pain on the left side/edge of my left foot and thought it was caused by a splinter in my sock.
Could not find a visible splinter, and changed socks, but several days later, I had the same problem.

I have now found that I am able to induce the pain when I turn my left foot onto the floor putting pressure on the side of the foot. The pain feels like it is in the middle of the left edge of my foot. What could this be?
Thanks for your help.

One Response

  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    Sounds like you may be experiencing peroneus brevis tendonitis. The peroneus brevis inserts onto the base of the 5th metatarsal and run along the left side of the lower leg up into the IT band and glutes.

    Prolonged standing, walking, high heels, lateral movements can cause tightness in the peroneus brevis. I suggest start by rolling your foot, peroneals, IT band and glutes with a foam roller or RAD Roller (www.radroller.com) every day for 10 minutes. Reduce your activity and either ice the area or take an oral anti-inflammatory.

    If your pain persists after doing this for 1 week then I’d see a Podiatrist who can better evaluate you in person.

    hope this helps!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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    By law, we cannot give specific medical advice over the Internet.

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