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Foot pain on outside of foot when walk or climb stairs?

Foot pain on outside of foot when walk or climb stairs?

Short leg: Generally pain on the outside of one foot is from a short leg providing you have not had trauma to your foot or leg. I would need more infromation to give a better answer, such as hip pain one side, low back pain one side, is the pain in the foot at the midpoint of the outside of the foot, abnormal shoe wear as one shoe wears different than the other? See a podiatrist for better diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Foot Pain (Definition)

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Throbbing pain on outside of foot from sliding into base yesterday. Gets worse with rest and pain is very bad when attempting to put pressure. Swollen?

Throbbing pain on outside of foot from sliding into base yesterday. Gets worse with rest and pain is very bad when attempting to put pressure. Swollen?

Try icing it for 10: minutes every 4 hrs. Good for sport strains. If you can take over the counter Aleve, (naproxen) do so for a couple of days. If worse in 48 hrs, please see the urgent care for a possible xray. Get well. ...Read more

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Pain at outside of foot near arch when i take a step. Is this plantar fasciitis? Have previous diagnosis - never understood. Feels like broken bone.

Pain at outside of foot near arch when i take a step. Is this plantar fasciitis? Have previous diagnosis - never understood. Feels like broken bone.

Possible: It's fascitis but usually symptoms occur to inside of foot arch near heel. Cold be your lateral band or possible nerve entrapment . See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have localized pain on outside of my foot when standing & walking for 4 wks. I stand at work all day, i've not been jogging. Relief when sitting. ?

I have localized pain on outside of my foot when standing & walking for 4 wks. I stand at work all day, i've not been jogging.  Relief when sitting. ?

A few possibilities: Depending on where the pain is, this could be capsulits, tendonitis or even a developing stress fracture. Your best bet is to see a podiatrist for an evaluation and x-rays. Treatment will depend on the cause of the pain but rest, ice, good shoe support and maybe some Ibuprofen or Naproxen can help. ...Read more

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Pain in foot, worse with use. Had for months. Not improving Sharp pain if side outside of foot pressed. aching all time now. What could be wrong ?

Pain in foot, worse with use. Had for months. Not improving Sharp pain if side outside of foot pressed. aching all time now. What could be wrong ?

Needs evaluation: I have found that there is usually a primary location of injury/inflammation. Many times we will favor the area and shift our weight. It seems that the outside of the foot ends up bearing weight causing pain there. I am imagining your primary pain to be near the ball of the foot. This can be the result a stress fracture or even perhaps a Morton's neuroma. The squeezing pain points to neuroma ...Read more

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Pain on outside of left foot. at rest it hurts & a nagging pain when I walk. no pain when touching it but some when stretchin in certain direction?

Pain on outside of left foot.  at rest it hurts & a nagging pain when I walk.  no pain when touching it but  some when stretchin in certain direction?

Overuse injury: This may have originated from excessive strain to that particular part of the foot during one of your weightbearing activities. Try resting the foot for the next few days. If pain does not go away, please see your local podiatrist. ...Read more

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L4-S1 fuse 2/28/14. Sharp pain in lft lwr bk after flu on 5/1. Shoot to butt some pain outside of foot. PT thinks tendon/nerve from hardware. Concern?

L4-S1 fuse 2/28/14. Sharp pain in lft lwr bk after flu on 5/1. Shoot to butt some pain outside of foot. PT thinks tendon/nerve from hardware. Concern?

Weakness?: Your pain symptoms are suggesive of nerve impingement/sciatica but it is more concerning that you noted weakness in your conditions. If this pain is making you weak it adds urgency to the situation. Either way this pain is concerning and should be discussed with your neurosurgeon particularly since it seems to have persisted for more than a month. It may be related to previous problem/surgery. ...Read more

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I have heel pain and foot pain on the outside of foot immediately in front of the heel. It seems to get aggravated after running or being on my feet.

I have heel pain and foot pain on the outside of foot immediately in front of the heel.  It seems to get aggravated after running or being on my feet.

Varies: There are a number of possibilities and I would not hesitate to be seen. Plantar fasciitis is one of the more common causes of heel pain and usually causes pain "immediately in front of the heel." If you are a runner, a calcaneal stress fracture can be another consideration. A detailed exam and appropriate studies would likely determine the cause ...Read more

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Sharp foot pain on the outside of foot about 1 1/2 inches away from pinky toe. Do not remember any injury. Worse in the morning. Doesn't seem swollen ?

Sharp foot pain on the outside of foot about 1 1/2 inches away from pinky toe. Do not remember any injury. Worse in the morning. Doesn't seem swollen
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Sounds like a tailor: bunion. It is caused by improper footwear. It is at the base of the little toe. Usually we see this in people with a"splay foot". This means when your foot hits the ground the forefoot widens. Have 2 look for this barefooted. If dress shoes & heelx make it more sore that is most likely the problem. ...Read more