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Causes of Pain in the Side of the Foot

Tuesday, 12 March 2024 00:00

Experiencing pain on the outer edges of your feet? Lateral foot pain can make walking, running, or even standing uncomfortable. A common cause of lateral foot pain is stress fractures, especially in runners and other athletes. These hairline cracks in foot bones are caused by overuse or repetitive movements and can result in pain if pressure is applied to the foot. Cuboid syndrome, involving injury or dislocation of the cuboid bone along the outer edge of the foot, leads to sharp pain and tenderness, often worsened by overuse or tight shoes. Peroneal tendonitis, which is inflammation of tendons that run along the outer ankle, occurs from overuse or injury. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and warmth. A twisted ankle, or inversion sprain, results in ligament damage and subsequent pain, swelling, and tenderness, often triggered by sports or physical activities. Seeking prompt attention from a podiatrist is suggested for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment options for lateral foot pain. 

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Dr. John L. Coleman from Florida. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Macclenny, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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