Weird feeling on outer bottom of foot

I’ve looked a lot of places but can’t find anyone describing this feeling.
When I do a lot of walking/standing either one or both of my feet start hurting along the outer side. After a few days (this is the second time it’s happened in a few months) the pain is replaced by this weird feeling, like there is fluid or bubbles in my foot. When I tilt it, I can feel something moving around in there like a liquid.
This lasted a few week last time it happened and gradually went away. I went to the doctor and was checked and x-rayed but they didn’t see anything wrong. I was just told to keep my foot bandaged for a while.
I am a 20 year old female and on the pill, but I am sure this sort of thing isn’t a side effect.
Can you help me?

One Response

  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for the question.

    Without examining you it is very difficult for me to determine the cause of your pain. What you are describing doesn’t sound like tendonitis, however there are few things that can cause pain along the outside of the foot. I would start by doing foot stretching (calves) and rolling the bottom of the foot for 5-10 minutes every day.

    Make sure that you are wearing supportive shoes if you need to do a lot of standing or walking. The fluid sensation may be a nerve symptom you are experiencing which can happen due to inflammation of the tendon.

    Anti-inflammatories can reduce inflammation in tissue and nerves. If the pain persists then I would see a Podiatrist.

    I hope this helps!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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