While pain may be felt on the inner side of the foot (medial foot pain), pain on the outer side (lateral foot pain) is more common. Lateral foot pain is pain that runs along the outer side of the foot and ankle. It can occur before, during, or after activities such as walking and running. Lateral foot pain can make it difficult to move around or even stand. Lateral foot pain can cause a variety of symptoms, most of which depend on which part of the foot is affected.
Lateral foot pain can have many causes. Most of them arise from conditions that were left untreated. These could include:
Fifth Metatarsal Fracture (Jones Fracture)
A Jones fracture occurs in the fifth metatarsal — the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe.