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A 26-year-old male asked:

I am experiencing pain on outer side of my left foot. just underneath my ankle. its ok when sitting down. but as i put pressure on it when i walk, the pain goes from 0 to a 9. what could this be? and how do i treat it?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Foot pain: The area you describe is the area under your fibula and on the side of your foot. The structures that can get injured are the ligament that connects your lateral ankle to your foot, fibularis longus tendon that runs lateral to fibula and to your foot. Other possibilities would be fibula fracture or Jones fracture of proximal metatarsal. If you are unable to stand on you should be seen.
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