Lateral Foot Pain
Lateral Foot Pain: Lateral foot pain is most common in 3 areas. The 5th toe, the lateral arch & the lateral side of the heel.
Lateral Foot Pain Causes:
- The lateral side of your foot is known as the rigid lever.
- Since this part of the foot is rigid and composed of bone: compression & irritation of nerve tissue is very likely.
- Nerve compression may lead to numbness, burning, tingling or sharp pain.
- This can also lead to compression of the soft tissue.
- This compression of the soft tissue can lead to aching and bruising.
Lateral Foot Pain Near The Pinky Toe:
It is very common to get sharp pain, numbness, burning or tingling in the 5th toe:
- 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.
- Calluses or corns can really cause pain!
- 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.
2)Lateral Foot Pain 5th Metatarsal:
Lateral foot pain 5th metatarsal is usually due to one of two very common problems.
- This is the most common source of injury.
- This is a tendon that inserts into the outside of your foot.
- It can become irritated very easily.
- A Jones fracture is a break in the base of the fifth metatarsal of the foot.
- You can feel it on the side of your foot right around the middle.
- This is a notoriously difficult part of the foot to heal because the Peroneus Brevis Muscle is always pulling it apart.
3)Dorsal Lateral Foot Pain:
- Outside of the Ankle & Below the Ankle pain is very common.
- This can be due to previously sprained ankles, instability, bone pain, tendonitis or pain after running.
Consider the following causes:
- Ankle Sprain Treatment.
- Rolled Ankle Recovery Time.
- High Ankle Sprain Recovery Time.
- Ankle Tendonitis.
- Sore Ankles After Running.
- Broken Ankle Recovery Time.
- Broken Ankle or Sprained Ankle?
- Peroneus Longus Tendonitis.
- Peroneus Brevis Tendonitis.
Lateral Foot Pain Running:
- This is also most common felt as a sharp, numbness, burning or tingling feeling.
- This is nerve compression due to excess pain and friction.
- This is almost always at the 5th toe or pinky toe.