Today, we are going to look at pain on the outside of the foot. Looking at this foot here, here is the big toe and here the little toe over here. I am talking about people that come in complaining of pain right along the side of the foot. There are actually a lot of causes of pain in this area, so I do not think we should focus too much on this one thing but the most common cause of pain in this area is a condition called peroneus brevis.
Tendonitis. The peroneus brevis is this tendon right here and it comes down and attaches right into this area right here. It acts to help turn the foot this way and there is a number of different reasons which we do not really have time to go into right now that will cause that tendon to become inflamed. When someone does get inflammation in that area we have two main goals 1. decrease the inflammation and 2. take tension off of that tendon while it is healing. There are a number of different ways to do that, anywhere from.
Using a walking boot for a week or so, or you can use an ankle brace, and you can even take an orthotic or an arch support and do some wedging on it so it pushes the foot this way a little bit. You can learn a lot more about how to treat pain on the outside of the foot by going to our website. Do a search for pain on the outside of the foot , and you will get a whole list of things you can do both for yourself and also some ideas of.