What’s the pain in the side of my foot?

The common causes of side of foot pain

If you are experiencing pain in the side of your foot then that can be a result of many different conditions. To help you with your pain, we have compiled the list below. This list is just an overview of each condition and so you should seek medical advice if you think you have one of the conditions mentioned here.

Calluses and corns. These can develop in any area on your foot, although they do frequently cause side of foot pain. Both of these develop as a direct result of the area of skin being put under friction. it’s basically the skin trying to protect itself.

Bunions. These are a common cause of pain on the outside of the big toe. They are also a common cause of deformity. Bunions develop as a result of the big toe rotating inwards and pointing towards the other toes.

Ankle sprains. One of the most common causes of pain in the side of your foot. The reason for this pain is because an ankle sprain can affect any of the ligaments in your foot. An ankle sprain can leave your foot bruised and inflamed, causing pain in the side of it.

Stress fractures. When there is a small break in one of the bones in your foot they can be called stress fractures. They are called this because they commonly happen during exercise, basically while you are putting stress on the bones. The pain in the side of your foot from a stress fracture will usually start off quite mild and grow worse over time.

Cuboid Syndrome. This is less common than the conditions above but it frequently goes undiagnosed and the pain can be present for long periods because of this. It is caused by one of the many small foot bones being partially dislocated following an injury, just like the ankle sprains mentioned above.

Arthritis. Arthritis can cause pain in any part of the body including the foot. This often results in side of the foot pain. The most common form of arthritis that affects your feet is rheumatoid arthritis that causes an inflammation in the foot.

These are not all of the conditions and causes that can give you side of the foot pain, however, these are the most common causes.

What should you do next?

If you think that you may have any of the conditions mentioned above then the best thing that you can do is make an appointment with your local GP. They will be able to determine what the condition is and what action to take next. They may advise you some treatment that you can easily do at home or to see a specialist.

If you found this information helpful then please share it with your friends. They may have pain in their feet that this article can help them with. If you didn’t find the answers to your questions in this article then please explore our website further. We have plenty of other articles on our website about other common foot conditions.

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