• philly philly
    November 06, 2009
    Outer-side of foot pain.
    philly philly
    November 06, 2009

    I have a constant burning pain that seems to be spreading along the side of my foot that is more concentrated just below my little toe. If I squeeze my foot, it is extremely painful. Both feet hurt when I get up after sitting and that pain goes away after a little whil,  but my balance is off and that burning pain near my little toe never goes away. I can't seem to find anything online that talks about the constant burning pain by my little toe. I do find articles that discuss the pain close to the big toe. What does this sound like to you? It is really starting to effect my mobility and the amount of time I can spend on my feet.  I do have flat feet.



  • Amy Tudor
    July 27, 2014
    Amy Tudor
    July 27, 2014

    Hi there, Philly -


    I know this was quite some time ago, but did you ever find out what was causing your foot pain? It sounds to me like some kind of nerve pain, though I'm not a doctor and can just guess based on your symptoms. It might also be due to compression caused by your flat feet. If you did find the answer, perhaps you could come back and tell us what the diagnosis was and how it was treated? It might be very helpful for someone else going through the same thing.


    Here are some links on nerve pain that might be useful:


    Nerve Pain at a Glance

    Neuralgia – An Overview

    What Can Be Done for Nerve Pain?


    Be well!

    • skidavidson
      December 29, 2014
      December 29, 2014
      I have this problem too, it happened suddely one day while walking and the pain hasnt gone away since and it is now in my other foot, I am currently experiancing pain in other areas and joints in my body too so i am wondering if they are all related or seperate injuries. curious to know what you problem was found to be READ MORE


  • Sunnycat February 18, 2012
    February 18, 2012



    I have had the exact same issue you are having, and i know what you are going through. I seem to find nothing out there on the possible causes, so i looked at a detailed foot diagram, and tried to figure out the area of Pain. The diagram shows the Cupoid, and yes there is a diagnosis called Cupoid Syndrome. They say caused by active lifestyle IE: Runner or Athlete. I hope this helps, and i will be pointing this out to my Doctor.

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