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A Painful Knot On Your Foot
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 painless lump on my anterior tibialis ligament and my Achilles tendon on my left foot. No trauma. What could it be.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I have a lump on the inside of my thigh. Super painful. It's a growing lump. It hurts to walk or sit down.
Have a hard bump under my skin on the heel of my foot.Had it for a couple months it's huge.Difficult to walk or stand on it very painful help?
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
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
See: a foot doctor or your primary doctor for examination and XR if indicated ...Read more
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
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
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?
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