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What causes a painful lump on the insole of my foot?

What causes a painful lump on the insole of my foot?

Further work up: See a podiatrist. It may be a plantar fibroma but could also be many other possibilities. It can be evaluated with xray and/or ultrasound as well as with thorough history and exam. Depending on the cause the treatment varies. ...Read more

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I've got a small lump on left foot on top.Is not painful.No swelling.?

I've got a small lump on left foot on top.Is not painful.No swelling.?

A few things: It sounds like it could be a little bursa, ganglionic cyst, lipoma or if it is hard, a bone spur or prominence of bones at the top of the foot. Keep an eye on it. If it gets bigger, painful or shows sign of shoe irritation consider seeing a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have a pea size knot on the bottom of my foot and its painful what could it be?

I have a pea size knot on the bottom of my foot and its painful what could it be?

Knot so Fast.: You must consider two things . Is the knot located in a weight bearing or non-weight bearing area of the foot. Does the knot have normal soft skin covering it or calloused skin covering it. These choices can mean the difference between fibroma, porokeratoma, foreign body, wart or an intractable callous caused by pressure. And you thought it was just a knot. Go figure. ...Read more

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I have had what feels like a knot like bump on the bottom of my foot by my arch and sole of my foot and it hurts to walk on. Is it plantar fasciitis?

I have had what feels like a knot like bump on the bottom of my foot by my arch and sole of my foot and it hurts to walk on. Is it plantar fasciitis?

Probably not, as PF-: Usually does not present with a swelling. It probably is planter fibromatosis ( benign condition), ganglion, fb (foreign body in form of a thorn, needle/nail, wooden splinter, with some infection around it) or rarely other types of cysts or lesions which are generally diagnosed with biopsy by the pathologist. Surgery not only rids swelling + tissue is available for biopsy, to ensure correct dx., . ...Read more

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My ankle has a knot on the front of it very painful?

My ankle has a knot on the front of it very painful?

Need more info: A knot on the front of the ankle can be a description for various things including a contusion, a vein engorgement, a soft tissue growth or even a fracture. Need a bit more history and description. If in doubt about something, it doesn't hurt to go to a foot/ankle specialist and have it examined. ...Read more

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What causes a painful lump on sole bottom of my foot?

A few things...: A lot dependds on if the "lump" is in the skin or under the skin. It could ba any of a number of tumors, or more commonly, a benign process known as a plantar fibroma. See a podiatrist for an exam. ...Read more

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I have a warm fist sized lump on the back of my thigh. It is painful?

I have a warm fist sized lump on the back of my thigh. It is painful?

Lump on Thigh: This may be an abscess. You need to be seen tonight to get this evaluated and likely be put on antibiotics. Have your parents take you to the ER tonight. ...Read more

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I have a painless lump on my anterior tibialis ligament and my Achilles tendon on my left foot. No trauma. What could it be.

I have a painless lump on my anterior tibialis ligament and my Achilles tendon on my left foot. No trauma. What could it be.

This could be one of: several possibilities the most common being a ganglion cyst or possibly a small fatty tumor called a lipoma. If it changes in size or you are not sure concerning what it is especially if it is firm, irregular and appears fixed (not mobile) get it checked out. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about a lump in the bottom of my foot I have a bump on the bottom of my foot that occassionally hurts when i touch it or walk on it

Should i be concerned about a lump in the bottom of my foot I have a bump  on the bottom of my foot that occassionally hurts when i touch it or walk on it

Likely Benign: The most common cause of a lump in the arch is a plantar fibroma, a benign tumor of the plantar fascia ligament. It can be treated with steroid injections and ultrasound therapy . If symptoms return, it can be removed but the recovery can be prolonged. Any lump should be evaluated by a medical professional. While most are benign, malignant tumors do occur in the feet as well. ...Read more

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Found a hard pea size ball on the outside of my upper thigh on the larger tendon. its tender and hurt a bit to rub it. wondering could this be a clot?

No DVT: There are no deep veins on the upper outer thigh so there cannot be a DVT at that site. You can have a superficial vein that is swollen in that area or perhaps just a fatty tumor in the skin. Go to the doctor and have it checked out. ...Read more

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I have a painful swollen bump in a vein on the palm of my hand and its turning color like a bruise?

Possible phlebitis: as above; need a picture to know for sure. apply heat for 10 minutes at a time and take Motrin as directed. if it worsens see a doctor ...Read more

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Does a lump on your foot after falling represent a fracture?

Does a lump on your foot after falling represent a fracture?

Possibly: Get an x-ray to find out as it can also possibly just be a contusion, hematoma, or injured tendon. ...Read more

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I have a marble size knot on the bottom of my foot at the ball of my foot by my small toe.

I have a marble size knot on the bottom of my foot at the ball of my foot by my small toe.

Any pain?: It is difficult to assess the lesion without a proper physical exam. Clues such as pain, swelling and visual characteristics of the lesion would help discern the etiology. See a doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a sore lump on my arm right above my elbow, its about the size of a quarter. Its painful to touch and feels soft, what could this be?

I have a sore lump on my arm right above my elbow, its about the size of a quarter. Its painful to touch and feels soft, what could this be?

Sore lump: Get it checked soon especially if it is red or inflamed and came about quickly over the past few days - it may very we'll be an infection in your skin localized as an abscess. Your doctor should be able to evaluate this and determine the approach to treatment. Wish you we'll and this problem resolves soon. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What could cause the big toe on your left foot to have a big bump on it that is hard as a rock?

What could cause the big toe on your left foot to have a big bump on it that is hard as a rock?

See Podiatrist: Could be a cyst, a bone spur, bone prominence or something else. Where on the toe is it? Have a podiatrist examine it. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the right side on the back side of my knee, its a little tender to the touch with a little pain down my leg.. Could it be a cyst?

I have a lump on the right side on the back side of my knee, its a little tender to the touch with a little pain down my leg..  Could it be a cyst?

Possible Baker's...: Cysts behind the cysts(Baker'r cysts) are common and can cause sudden pain and discomfort. IF you palpate it you may start using warm compresses three times a day, and if not allergic taking anti inflammatory medication(like ibuprofen). If not better or worse make sure you get seen by your PCP soon. ...Read more

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I have a bruise and lump over the place where my foot and ankle connect on top. Is this just a sprain or something else?

I have a bruise and lump over the place where my foot and ankle connect on top. Is this just a sprain or something else?

It's something: You say bruise, lump, and sprain....Was there trauma? If not you need to get that lump examined and make sure its nothing serious. ...Read more