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A Painful Knot On Your Foot
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I work sometimes 16 hours a day im a nurse. I have a hard knot on outer side of my right foot painful, burns what do I need to do.
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be imagining. It may be due to ill fitting shoes and you should try more comfortable shoes. You could ask one of the doctors you work with to take a look. ...Read more
I have a pea size hard knot on the top side of my right foot. If I touch it or hit it, it is very painful, otherwise it doesn't hurt. About 3 weeks
Ganglion cyst: This is a benign cyst that may cause pain by pressing against structures like nerves. If is is really bothersome, some physicians may recommend aspirating it but excision is really the best long term fix. ...Read more
Plantar fibroma: If it is indeed a hard cyst on the bottom of your foot it is probably a plantar fibroma- benign, not usually painful. It can be removed surgically but try a cortisone injection first. If there is no cyst- just pain then most likely it is plantar fasciitis and you need an orthotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean to have a knot in the arch of the foot that's been there for 2 months and is very painful to the touch and sometimes when walking?
Bottoms of my feet covered w/ muscle knots. Too painful to walk. They are so bad they are visible. I have ms, could that be why. How to stop them?
I have a bony knot that has appeared over the past year on the 2nd joint of my 2nd toe, left foot. Not painful at all but seems to be growing slowly?
See a foot doc: Have an xray and hear out your treatment options. It sounds like a possible exostosis, node, or hammertoe. ...Read more
I have discolored, painful knots on the top of my left foot. When I walk on it my foot will swell up & at night the swelling goes down. Testing for ra?
My snow ski racing boots have made painful knots on the tops of my feet and 1 on my heel. I've fixed my boots but how do I get rid of the knots?
Knots: If they are skin and not bone you can use amlactin and it will soften up the lesions. ...Read more
Pain from top of foot to back of knee, stopped then swelled. Now, just ankle ache and painful knot above ankle to inside. Will it go away on its own?
Don't know: If conditions feels to improve or worsens, see Physician. ...Read more
I woke up with a swollen left leg, ankle, foot and very painful knot on the upper calf. It affects my ability to walk. Suspect knot is clot and doppler is ordered. Suggestions?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a golf ball sized knot under my incision from a c cection 4wks ago. Its painful & I don't know what it is or how to make it go away. Any ideas?
I noticed a pea sized knot on the side of my right ankle last night. It is not painful, hard and not movable. I don't exercise so don't know what it?
I have a hard, small knot on the back my ear lobe. Feels like a little ball. Very painful. What could it be?
I have a hard painful knot on the tip of my big toe like almost under my toe nail. Have had it for over a year but has now started hurting?
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