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Prairie Path Foot & Ankle Clinic

Q
I have pain on the outside of my foot but I don't remember injuring it. What could it be?

A

Typically, outside of the foot pain, or lateral foot pain, without injury is a type of peroneal condition.  This is the tendon located on the outside of the foot and tends to strain or sprain in active adults and kids.  Our doctors can diagnose this tendinitis or tenosynovitis using x-ray to observe foot structure and rule out any fracture.  They may then dispense a brace with specific strapping to give support to the outside of the foot.  Once the inflammation has calmed down and stability is regained, custom or OTC orthotics may be necessary to prevent recurrence of the condition.

Erin K.