Re: Protruding Bone
Although this might not apply to you, in my experience when a patient complains of a "protrusion" on the outside of the foot, more often than not he/she is describing a naturally occurring prominence of bone know as the styloid process of the base of the fifth metatarsal. Everyone has it, as it is an anatomic prominence, but it is generally more obvious on a long narrow foot. This may or may not be what you are talking about and even if so it still may be protruding out far enough to become a shoe fitting problem or a point of irritation and inflammation and the bone may or may not be normal or may be injured, even including fractured. I would think that any doctor would know about this natural prominence, and so I might be totally barking up the wrong tree and only a knowledgeable examination can determine that.