• 07 OCT 16
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    Pain on Outer Edge of Foot

    Pain on the Foot’s Outer Edge

    The outer edge of your foot, the fifth metatarsal bone, is a commonly broken bone in the foot. Pain, swelling, and bruising along the outer foot edge after an injury are symptoms. If you think you may have broken a bone, see a doctor and have an X-ray.

    To treat it:

    • Take pain relievers.
    • Rest, ice, and elevate your foot.
    • Don’t walk on it.
    • Ask your doctor if surgery is necessary.
    • A cast may be necessary in some circumstances.

     

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