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Foot Pain on the Sides of foot?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,550
edited 05/13/2014 - 5:04 AM in Fibromyalgia

Does anyone get any pain on the sides of your foot--the outside part? I have some horrendous pain, especially on the right side of my right foot, on the outside. It went away for a few days which is why I was thinking it was maybe the muscle pain from my fibro.

I do have back problems too, but mostly the sciatica is gone, so I am not sure if the pain is from the fibro or if it's related to my back or from something else with my foot. It does feel muscular though.



  • yes i have had the same kind of pain that you are talking about and i also have back pain as well. i have both upper and lower back pain but the pain that was like yours was shooting from my lower back across my right buttock cheek and down the outside of my right leg all teh way down to the outside of my right foot and sometimes even into my right heel. hurts like heck too! have you been seen by a dr about it yet?
  • I mean I have been seeing a doc about the spinal issues. I already have had a case of sciatica stemming from L4-5 issues and some issues b/c T6-7-8 have mild herniations. I see my rheumatologist on Sept. 9, so I am going to have him look and see what he thinks. I told the PT I was up a lot last night b/c I could not get comfortable b/c it was insane. He made me do some stretches of my sciatic nerve, so maybe that's what's going on. Truthfully, I had gotten lax about doing those stretches, but I am going to try and do them every day, including the hip ones and see if it improves my pain.
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  • Along with my long list of diagnosises,I also deal with this off/on.(before I got custom orthodic shoe inserts,I could barely walk)
    I also struggle with achille's tendonitis in my right foot,the inserts are to help with that too...I guess.The thing is, I also have fibromyalgia all over, arthritis all over(feet included) and sciatica(from DDD in L4/L5).
  • When I stretch I have to start slow because it will hurt all the way into the ankle and outside of the right foot until I get it stretched good.

    When I was having a lot of surgery on L4,L5,S1 I started building up scar tissue and it trapped the nerve where I couldn't flex my foot completely due to the pain on the ankle and outside of the foot. The NS was able to clean out the scar tissue and release the nerve. From that surgery forward I learned to if nothing else, flex my feet while laying in bed to keep more scar tissue from grabbing the nerve.

  • I have the same issue with the foot pain when stretching. It feels like it grabs the nerve and shocks the crud out of me. I can sometimes rub the pain out, but sometimes I just have to wait it out. I try to be very careful about stretching to try to avoid it. YOWSER it smarts! ">image
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  • I saw the rheumy and he ordered me an x-ray to see if I have a stress fracture. I don't and it's hurting more and more now. It's starting on my other foot too. He knows I have a history of bunions and tailor's bunions (those are on the outside by the little toe). The symptoms don't feel like that though. I've been doing the nerve stretches and I am not getting a whole lot of relief. The dr. gave me a script for Daypro, but that doesn't do anything except make me feel like a zombie!

    Even the Vicodin isn't making it feel better, which kind of makes me think for THAT reason it is nerve pain. I don't think it's plantar fascitis b/c my heel really doesn't hurt and I don't seem to have symptoms of it!

    Basically he told me to see a foot dr. and see what they say. I do already know that I have some sort of condition with my balls of my feet, where they hurt BADLY if I don't wear these inserts. Metatarsal pads.
  • She said I have tendinitis in all three of my tendons in my right foot. She said that I do have a small tailor's bunion but the pain really isn't coming from that. She touched ALL over my foot, esp. over the tendons.

    So: Achilles tendon, plantar fascia one and the one on the outside that makes your foot turn in and out are all super inflamed and sore as heck. She had the nurse tape them, put some sort of soft casting on the right foot and some other stuff. Basically it looks like i have a really bundled up fat foot!

    I also need to wear orthotics so I have to call the insurance co and find out if they are covered. She said I have a structural abnormality where my feet turn inward too much and the tendon on the outside of my foot is so busy trying to correct it that that's what is part of the issue.

    Then I learned something I wasn't totally sure about but she did say that this is also part of the fibro pain even though the rheumy said my pain wasn't. The foot dr. said she has a lot of patients that have fibromyalgia and they have issues with tendinitis. Now that I think of it, my elbow has it, and I've had hamstring tendinitis too before I got diagnosed with fibro!

  • YIKES, I have a whammy on my foot issue. The dr. casted my right foot b/c the soft cast wasn't working for me. I've had it on 2 weeks and came back from a checkup a few hours ago. I still can't walk without pain, and from them messing with my foot, it hurts. So 2 more weeks of limited to no walking!! That also means no work. That's going to be hard, but they don't have sitting jobs for me for now, so I sit now and make MORE Christmas cards! :)
  • Hi Fuzzy,

    Well it's great that the doc figured out what the problem is and really great that it isn't related to your spine! It does stink that you have to wear a cast, but I like the idea of being able to do more Christmas cards!

    Hang in there and thanks for the update.

  • I have pain on the sides and top of my feet. I've asked if it could be fibro, and was told no. I was also told it was tendinitis. That was when it was only in my left foot. Now it is in both feet. I can walk without a lot of pain. Just try to rest and the pain starts. I use Lidoderm Pain Patches and Lortab. I truly believe this is Fibro related. I have sore spots on the top of my feet that causes the nerves to shoot to my toes when pressed.
    I have also had a spinal fusion on L4-L5 last year.
    I hurt all the time no matter what pain medicines I take or what I do. I don't use as many Lortabs as I used to since I started using Lidoderm Pain Patches.

    A friend died with an overdose of Pain medicine because of the pain of Fibro. I don't need an addiction to drugs to add to my problems.
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