Outside of Foot Pain From Running

Pain on the outside of the foot, is often due to tendinitis, or inflammation of a tendon. It’s usually a result of overuse, such as increasing your mileage too quickly, or improper running shoes. Side of foot pain from tendonitis comes on slowly, gradually increasing over a few weeks or months, and tends to be worse first thing in the morning and with activity, easing with rest.  Having a comprehensive understanding of why and how foot pain occurs can help runners in reducing their risk of injur.


List of Potentuial Injuries Causing  Outside Of Foot Pain


Midtarsal Joint Sprain

Midtarsal Joint Sprain is a common injury affecting the foot. It occurs when the bones in Midtarsal Joint Sprain the midtarsal joint, which is located between the ankle and the midfoot, become injured due to excessive tension placed on the joint. Causes of this injury can be attributed to a variety of factors, including the structure of the foot, sport or running related activities, foot position and shoes. Anatomy of the foot, improper stretching, overuse of the midfoot, trauma, and excessively tight foot wear can all lead to Midtarsal Joint Sprain. The midfoot can become vulnerable to injury when it is put under excessive stress and strain due to an imbalance in the gait cycle or uneven pressure of the bodyweight. Furthermore, if the foot is overused, the risk of injury to the midtarsal joint increases greatly. Activities that involve activities such as running and jumping may also increase the risk of injury, as more stress and strain is placed on the foot. Poor footwear can also put the joint at risk, as a lack of support can cause instability and increase the risk of injury.  More information about Midtarsal Joint Sprain.


Jones fracture

A Jones Fracture is a type of fracture that affects the fifth metatarsal bone, located on the outside of the foot. It is a relatively rare injury, usually caused by a forceful impact such as a sports-related incident, that produces a significant fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone and may extend all the way to its base. Typically, a Jones fracture is treated using a combination of rest, ice, and a customized boot, although surgery may be required to treat the more severe fractures. The goal of treatment is to help the fractured bone heal and to reduce the chances of further injury. Rehabilitation and physical therapy may be necessary for a full recovery. Ultimately, early recognition and proper treatment of a Jones Fracture can help reduce the chances of a repeat injury or long-term complications.  More information about Jones Fracture.


Peroneal Tendonitis

Peroneal tendonitis, also referred to as peroneal tendinopathy, is a rare but aggravating injury. It can cause pain in the outside of your foot. And up the outside of your lower leg when you run.  Peroneal Tendonitis is a painful condition that affects the muscles, tendons, and bones of the lower leg. Symptoms can range from mild tenderness to severe pain and disability. Diagnosis requires a physical examination and imaging tests to identify the location and cause of the inflammation. Treatment options range from conservative management such as rest, ice, and medications to surgical interventions aimed at restoring normal range of motion and strength. Regardless of the treatment plan, it is essential to maintain an exercise program to strengthen the muscles and tendons in the lower leg and maintain normal range of motion. An early, correct diagnosis and careful management of the condition are critical to ensuring successful outcomes and reducing long-term disability. More information on Peroneal Tendonitis.



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