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.
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?
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.