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Bony Growth On Toe (Definition)

Boney growths are usually a "reactive" growth, whether from chronic pressure or shoe irritation, or arthritis in a joint causing surrounding boney spurs to grow. Usually these are either padded to shield pressure away from the lesion, or surgical intervention may be performed ...Read more


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How to tell if bony growth on big toe base is a bunion, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis or gout/tophi? Only on right foot.

How to tell if bony growth on big toe base is a bunion, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis or gout/tophi? Only on right foot.

See a podiatrist: Go see a podiatrist. Gout would flare up and you have intense pain. Arthritis is due to joint space narrowing which is very possible. Ra 36 yo male not likely and it is on both side, bunion is a possibility. Usually if the bony growth on the side of the big toe joint its a bunion. Top of the big toe joint is arthritis. Podiatrist can tell you exactly what you got and how to take care of it. ...Read more

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I slipped and twisted my foot yesterday. I have hurt what seems to be the ball of my foot and the bony part next to big toe on outside is bruising.

I slipped and twisted my foot yesterday. I have hurt what seems to be the ball of my foot and the bony part next to big toe on outside is bruising.

Foot injury: You need to stay off your foot for a few days. May be a good idea to get an xray to rule out any bony or joint injury. Please see a podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a bony growth on the heel of my left foot; what do I do? It isn't painful.

I have a bony growth on the heel of my left foot; what do I do? It isn't painful.

This would: Depend on what you mean by bony growth. A heel spur by definition is a bony growth. However, it is completely benign and if asymptomatic then it is left alone. ...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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A year ago, I had a foot surgery for bony spurs by the pinky toe. It still hurts and it feels as if needles are pricking. Is there a soaking method or a rub that I can apply on my foot?

A year ago, I had a foot surgery for bony spurs by the pinky toe. It still hurts and it feels as if needles are pricking. Is there a soaking method or a rub that I can apply on my foot?

Needle sensation: Without doing an exam it sounds like a nerve entrapment. It is possible that scar tissue has entrapped a nerve or a nerve was injured. See your surgeon for assistance. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've developed a bony bump on the top of of my rt foot. What could cause that.

I've developed a bony bump on the top of of my rt foot. What could cause that.

A few possibilities: The bump could be a thickening in one of your foot tendons, or it could be a ganglion cyst arising from one of your foot joints. It could also be an area of swelling from trauma. If it does not hurt/bother you, OK to just monitor. ...Read more

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Is bony bump on top of foot ra?

Is bony bump on top of foot ra?

Not necessarily: There are many bumps that people develop on their feet. Many of these are from wear and tear arthritis. Sometimes bumps and other deformities are from systemic diseases such as RA (rheumatoid arthritis). See your podiatrist if you are having pain and issues with a bump on the foot. ...Read more

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Bony lump on top of a child right foot?

Bony lump on top of a child right foot?

Bony exostoses.: Bony exostostes are bone growths do to bone injury, or arthritis. The are common, particularly at the tarsonavicular joint. If there is no pain, I would not worry. ...Read more

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I walked a 30km path uphill in a single day. I'm flat footed. After the walk, this bony area on the left side of my right foot began hurting. This was on the 7th of Nov. And now, on the 6th of Dec, this pain hasn't disappeared yet. Should I be worried? Th

I walked a 30km path uphill in a single day. I'm flat footed. After the walk, this bony area on the left side of my right foot began hurting. This was on the 7th of Nov. And now, on the 6th of Dec, this pain hasn't disappeared yet. Should I be worried? Th

I would be concerned: It sounds like you are referring to your navicular bone. The posterior tibial tendon has an attachment by this bone. This tendon is the one that is involved in flatfoot deformities. Do you wear orthotics? the tendon needs to have strain removed from it. Ice the foot or warm water soaks can help but you need to support the arch and take strain off the tendon. ...Read more

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I'm a gymnast and I have a painful, bony bump on the top of my foot. It goes away sometimes but when it is there it hurts to flex, walk and touch it.

I'm a gymnast and I have a painful, bony bump on the top of my foot. It goes away sometimes but when it is there it hurts to flex, walk and touch it.

Ganglion cyst: Likely this is a ganglion cyst with the history of coming and going. It is fluid pushed out of the joint that forms a cyst. The more inflamed the joint, the more fluid is produced and the bigger the cyst. It can cause tension on nearby nerves contributing to the pain you are feeling. ...Read more

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I have a bony protrusion on my right foot, directly below my bunion. It doesn't hurt but seems to have gotten bigger in the last 6 months. What could it be?

I have a bony protrusion on my right foot, directly below my bunion. It doesn't hurt but seems to have gotten bigger in the last 6 months. What could it be?

Bigger bunion: Bunions can be a progressive deformity, causing misalignment of the big toe, and the bump enlarging and bowing out to the side and bottom side corner. Small bones call sesamoids can mistrack, causing more pronounced symptoms as well as enlargement. See a podiatrist or orthopedic foot surgeon, get an x-ray and discuss your treatment options. ...Read more

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The bottoms of both my feet have very bony feeling knots across the middle and sides of my feet. I am 61 male with ype twp dibietes. I walk on the outside of my right foot. Knots are on both feet.

The bottoms of both my feet have very bony feeling knots across the middle and sides of my feet. I am 61 male with ype twp dibietes. I walk on the outside of my right foot. Knots are on both feet.

Many possibilities: Some causes of “knots” may include: bony overgrowths, soft tissue masses, ganglions, fibromas, cysts, and infection. Have it evaluated by a professional to get the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why do you get slightly swollen or puffy ankles and what can I do for them after I walk? Outside foot under ankle sore on the bony bit. Is better.

Why do you get slightly swollen or puffy ankles and what can I do for them after I walk? Outside foot under ankle sore on the bony bit. Is better.

Swelling: It is normal for women to get some swelling in the ankles over times as the deep veins of the leg become less effective at pumping blood back to the heart. Elevation and ice can help after exercise. Compression stockings can help. If there is also pain present, tendonitis or arthritis can be a cause and should be evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more

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Bony structure under medial malleolus bilaterally, no pain w/ compression, tibial nerve is palpable, mild flat foot. Could it be misaligned calcaneus?

Bony structure under medial malleolus bilaterally, no pain w/ compression, tibial nerve is palpable, mild flat foot. Could it be misaligned calcaneus?

Misaligned talus: Is usually what happens with what you are describing. This happens in a pronatory foot. Orthotics are good conservative treatment. An
implant between the talus and calcaneus is a surgical option. ...Read more

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I saw this from an X-ray results my foot. Don't understand: noted is a bony exostosis on the calcaneus at the site of insertion of the Achilles tendon?

Heel spur: Exostosis or spur is projection of bone coming off inferior part calcaneous that can occur at insertion of tendon. Caused by strains on foot muscles and ligaments and increasing age. Although heel spurs are often painless, they can cause heel pain. They are frequently associated with plantar fasciitis.Treatments include exercise, custom-made orthotics, anti-inflamm agents etc ...Read more

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My feet, knee hurts every once in a while, but mostly my feet. They look very bony and on the side if my foot there is a bump. It is not a bunion. Help?

My feet, knee hurts every once in a while, but mostly my feet. They look very bony and on the side if my foot there is a bump. It is not a bunion. Help?

You state you have: A bump but not a bunion...Bumps usually are bunions on the side of the foot, or a prominent 5th metatarsal base. Anything else, would really need to be checked out. Since, both your feet and knees hurt, i'd look to check if you have flatfeet, or if you pronate a lot and consider arch supports or orthotics. ...Read more

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I have a growth round in nature under my skin close to the big toe. What could it be? It hurts wheni do walk

I have a growth round in nature under my skin close to the big toe. What could it be? It hurts wheni do walk

May be bone but: It is common to have a skin growth on any number of toes. This includes warts or callouses, however a growth deep to the skin may be more deserving of investigation. "a growth round in nature under my skin, " could be either soft tissue in nature, or bone. Please consult your local podiatrist who will begin with x-rays. ...Read more

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On the outer aspect of my big toe I have a have growth of hard skin. It can be shaved easily or cut off with scissors, it returns. How remove it?

On the outer aspect of my big toe I have a have growth of hard skin. It can be shaved easily or cut off with scissors, it returns. How remove it?

Callus: Soak for 20 minuets in warm soapy water and get yourself a pumus stone. Try to get in habit of apply a good urea based cream. ...Read more

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I have a broken toenail on my big toe. It's not infected. What do I need to use to help with the growth process.

I have a broken toenail on my big toe. It's not infected. What do I need to use to help with the growth process.

Cut it back: Cut the toenail back as far as possible to reduce the risk of it getting caught on something. Then a apply a bandaid to keep pressure on the nail until the broken part grows out and falls off. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more