Inside foot pain

Pain on inside of foot or medial foot pain is it is called is likely to have come on gradually. It may feel similar to pain in the arch of the foot. Overuse is the most likely cause along with poor foot biomechanics. Some causes of inner foot pain are listed here.

  • Navicular Stress Fracture

    Navicular Stress Fracture

    A navicular stress fracture is one of the most common stress fractures affecting athletes, especially those in explosive events such as sprinting and jumping.

  • Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy

    Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy

    The tibialis posterior tendon passes down the back of the leg, inside of the ankle and under the foot. Injury or degeneration of the tendon where it inserts into the foot bones causes pain on the inside of the foot which may radiate along the length of the tendon.

  • Bunion


    A bunion (also known as hallux valgus) is a painful swelling of the soft tissue with bone enlargement over the inside of the big toe. Often the big toe will look as if it is bent in towards the other toes or even can lie across them.

  • Abductor Hallucis Strain

    Abductor Hallucis Strain

    The abductor hallucis muscle lies along the inside of the foot and runs from the heel bone inserting onto the side of the big toe.

  • Midfoot Pain

    Midfoot pain is concerned with the middle of the foot where the small tarsal bones are located. The most common cause of midfoot pain other than following a sprained ankle is a mid tarsal joint sprain. A stress fracture of the navicular bone is also common and should not be missed. Pain in the midfoot area for more than five days following injury then a Lisfranc joint sprain should be considered.

  • Forefoot Pain

    Forefoot pain often originates from the long metatarsal bones in the foot, down towards the toes as well as pain under the ball of the foot. The more common gradual onset injuries include metatarsal stress fractures, bunions, and Morton's neuroma. Sudden onset or acute injuries result from direct trauma or impact and include fractures and ligament sprains.