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The top of my foot above my pinky toe and the one next to it

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The top of my foot above my pinky toe and the one next to it started to hurt when I walk. If I stand on it then move the pain intensifies. I don't recall injuring my foot and there is no abrasion or none visible.
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: About a week now. The pain hasn't really gotten better. Sometimes the pain is less but nothing
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I can say causes it to hurt less
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DoctorAnil replied 9 months ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.
Please provide more information regarding your question so I can help you in detail.

What is your age and gender?

Associated swelling,redness,tenderness on affected area?

Pain in ball of foot also?

Lower back pain?

Any other medical history?

Are you taking any medications?

Is pain continuous or intermittent?


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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Female age 47
very little to no swelling or redness. It's not tender to touch
No lower back pain
No medical history related
If I am completely off my feet there is no pain. Once I walk on it there's pain and possibly more pain if I stand even for a short time the pain comes on when i move my foot not while standing
I can't tell if it's the tendon of the 4th toe or beneath it.
Expert:  DoctorAnil replied 9 months ago.

Sorry for late reply and inconvenience.

Thanks for all these additional information.
I understand your concern.
Well as you describe,possible causes may include

Peroneal Tendonitis is caused by inflammation where the peroneus brevis tendon attaches into the base of the 5th metatarsal.


Nerve impingement

Dorsal compression syndrome

You can try some self care measures like

Use high quality arch supports and supporting shoes.

Ice your foot for 10 minutes 3 times each day.

Also take OTC Motrin.

Do gentle massage with muscle relaxant ointment on affected area.

And see a podiatrist for further evaluation and management.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.
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