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How do you treat pain on the foot's outer edge?

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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.
  • Find out if you need a cast.

SOURCES:
 

Canale, S. Campbell's Operative Orthopedics, Mosby, 2008.

Goldman, L. Cecil Medicine, Saunders Elsevier, 2008.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on June 7, 2020

SOURCES:
 

Canale, S. Campbell's Operative Orthopedics, Mosby, 2008.

Goldman, L. Cecil Medicine, Saunders Elsevier, 2008.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on June 7, 2020

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