Bump on the Middle Outside of the Foot

Bump on the middle outside of the foot: This is usually the 5th metatarsal styloid process. This is a frequently injured area that can be improved by offloading ankle joint tightness and the lateral aspect of the foot. This bone is usually compressed against the outside of the foot or the ground as the foot gets tight and sore throughout the day.



Causes Of Pain to the Bump on the Middle Outside of the Foot

The outside of your foot is a hard rigid beam of bone compared to the inside of the foot.

  • This is more likely to cause tissue irritation.
  • Irritation leads to  nerve compression.
  • Bone compression will be more of a sore and aching pain.
  • Nerve compression can act as numbness, burning or tingling.
  • It is also possible to have tendon pain, stress fractures or broken bones!



1)Foot Pain Outside Edge Of Pinky Toe:

Pinky toe pain is extremely common:

A)5th Toe Numbness, burning or tingling:

  • This most common after standing, walking or running.
  • This is usually associated due to compression of the 5th metatarsal against the shoe.
  • Consider wearing a larger shoe in the front.

B) 5th Toe Callus, Bump Or Corn:

  • Calluses or corns can really cause pain!


C)Pinky Toe Sprain:

  • It is also very possible to sprain or injure your pinky toe.
  • It you jammed it very hard, consider a sprain!



At the front of the foot you can develop a bunion at the outside of the foot by the base of the toes.

  • The pain can be relieved with 5th toe bunion padding & shoe accommodation.
  • But in the end only surgery will permanently correct the deformity.