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SHARP PAIN ALONG THE OUTER EDGE OF LEFT FOOT

by JAKE
(IDAHO FALLS, ID.)

SEVERE AND SHARP PAIN ALONG THE OUTER EDGE OF LEFT FOOT. NO SWELLING REDDNESS OR OTHER ABNORMALITIES IN APPEARANCE. VERY HARD TIME TRYING TO CARRY ANY WEIGHT ON IT AT ALL. WOKE UP WITH IT YESTERDAY A.M. TO DO A MORNING WALK AND WAS UNABLE TO PUT ANY WEIGHT ON IT AT ALL. TOOK SOME IBUPROFINE AND SEEMED TO GET BETTER AS THE DAY WENT ON. ENDED UP THE DAY AS SORE BUT STILL DID EVERYTHING I NORMALLY WOULD BUT WITH A SLIGHT LIMP. THEN TONITE IT STARTS HURTING SO BAD I RESORTED TO THIS. ALMOST FEELS AS IF THE BONE ALONG THE OUTER EDGE IS FRACTURED BUT HAVE DONE NOTHING TO INJURE IT. WEARING THE SAME SHOES AS USUAL. HAVEN'T JUMPED OR FELL ETC.. HELP!!!


Hi Jake,
There is such a condition known as a stress fracture where a bone can break without any history of trauma.
Although there are other conditions that may cause pain on the outside of the foot, you need to rule out stress fracture first.
If there is no fracture then your doctor should be able to investigate the other potential sources of your pain.

Marc Mitnick DPM

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May 07, 2011
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Sensastion without stimuli
by: Dan

Most nights while in bed I have the sensation you would expect if a large marble were being pressed into the underside of your of your first and second toes (or second and third). It is in the space between the toe pads and the sole of the foot. It is very noticeable but not pain, and it is not numbness (in that I can feel touch to the area during an episode). Left foot only. First noticed years ago when putting on shoes: I'd take the shoe right off again expecting to find foreign object or at least a crease in my sock, but nothing there. Seems neurological. I have had no real injury, but do have RLS. Wondering if it might be symptomatic of something else.

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