I have pain in the left side of my foot. Please check my MRI report and suggest treatment.

Q. How to manage the pain on the left side of the foot?

Answered by
Dr. Ruchi Sharma
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 12, 2022

Hi doctor,

I have pain in the left side of my foot. Pain on the left side of the ankle or foot. It seems connected to tendons at the sole but more likely on the left side (peroneal tendon). Please check the MRI images and advise if anything is inflamed, torn, or ruptured. Please check, especially the peroneal tendon.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

So I scrolled through the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) images of the foot provided to me and have made the following observations:

First, the muscles and tendons of the ankle and foot appear normal.

Fluid is noted in the ankle joint (tibiofibular) and subtalar joints (talocalcaneal joint), suggestive of joint effusion with inflammation along the talocalcaneal ligament, in the fascia around the subtalar joint and soft tissues around the peroneal tendon along the left lateral aspect of the foot.

The bones of the joints appear normal.

Fluid in the joint is usually posted inflammatory and caused by inflammation of the synovium around the joints. The inflammatory process involving the left lateral aspect of the foot could cause pain on the left side.

Resting the foot, putting ice packs to reduce inflammation, anti-inflammatory medicines, and foot elevation in case of swelling can help.

I hope you find it helpful.

Kind regards.

The Probable causes:

The probable cause is joint effusion with inflammation.

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