Issues with my feet for the past 12+ months. Pain happens about 1x per month (either foot no consistency). Pain is close to joint area of little toe?

Little toe pain. There are several possibilities. This may be just a shoe problem that flares up with exercise. Be sure your shoes are properly fit for any activity you are doing. High heels particularly are a problem.
Get diagnosed first. There are a number of things that can cause pain in the feet. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone pain in this area should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be started. You can find one in your area at www.Aofas.Org.