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I found a knot in the bottom of my foot. It is hard and moves. Not painful.

I found a knot in the bottom of my foot. It is hard and moves. Not painful.

Have it evaluated: A "knot" can be anything and is not very specific. Have your foot examined by a physician. A referral to a podiatrist or orthopaedic surgeon may be necessary along with further imaging (ultrasound, mri, x-rays, etc). ...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 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.

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

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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

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

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I have a knot in the bottom of my foot between my arch and my heel very painful what is it?

I have a knot in the bottom of my foot between my arch and my heel very painful what is it?

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 more

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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?

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?

Sounds like: You have plantar fibromas. There are prescription medicines to try and reduce the fibromas, at times, docs might inject them or they c an be surgically removed. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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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?

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?

R/O PLANTAR WART: Plantar warts are commonly found on feet and hands. The dark spot in the middle is the vascular supply. It can be treated with FREEZING/LASER/TOPICAL MEDICATION. Also it may be a corn or callus. Seek evaluation by a good podiatrist. ...Read more