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Sunday, July 18, 2010 GNF, Community Member, asks

Q: PAIN ON OUTSIDE OF MID FOOT

I HAVE EXPERIENCED GREAT PAIN ON THE OUTSIDE OF MY LEFT FOOT. FEELS LIKE ITS BY THE BONE. ITS NOT INFLAMMED NOR DOES IT LOOK BRUISED OR DISCOLORED. I AM LIMPING AND CAN NOT PUT TOO MUCH PRESSSURE WHEN WALKING ON THAT SIDE OF THE FOOT, IN ORDER TO WALK HAVE TO PUT MORE PRESSURE ON THE INNER SIDE OF THE FOOT. ANY MOVEMENT WITH THAT FOOT SUCH AS TURNING IN THE BED HURTS. COULD THIS BE SOME SORT OF HAIRLINE FRACTURE? THE TOES, HEEL, ARCH ETC SEEM TO BE OK NO PAIN EMINATING FROM THOSE AREAS. I'M NOT SURE HOW THIS HAPPENED AS WOKE UP ONE MORNING AND COULD NOT WALK FROM THE BED. HAS LASTED FOR ABOUT TWO DAYS AND FEELS SOMEWHAT BETTER IF I'M LYING DOWN AND NOT USING IT, THOUGH AFTER WALKING ON IT FOR ABOUT 10 MINS OR SO THE PAIN RETURNS TO THE MAX. ANYONE OUT THERE HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT THIS CAN BE?

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mbmitnick, Community Member
7/18/10 4:33pm

There are a few things that come to mind that will cause pain on the outside of the foot.  One is a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone particularly the flare which is seen as a protrusion on the outside of the foot, below and in front of the outside of the ankle.

Secondly there coud be a tendonitis of the tendon that comes down the side of the foot and cuts underneath the foot.

Third, there is a condition known as cuboid syndrome which is a subluxation of the cuboid bone.

Further information may be found at http://www.foot-pain-explained.com

These problems all will require professional medical care if they persist.

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By GNF, Community Member— Last Modified: 04/10/13, First Published: 07/18/10