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Bony Growth On The Big Toe
Sharp sudden pain in big toe only lasts a few seconds then goes away happens periodically throughout the day?
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
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
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
Previous ankle sprain. MRI and X-rays done. No spur or seismoids. Big toe has two bony spots and that are red on top of foot hard to bend or curl?
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
There is a bony lump that formed at the bottom of my right toe at side of my foot (maybe top of first metatarsal). Should I get it looked at or ignore?
Tailor bunion..: If it does not hurt or bother you in any other way, then leave it alone. Things can always get worse by fooling with it. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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
Would pain under the bony knob of the inside of the left ankle and pain in the bend of the left ankle/foot be from posterior tibial tendonitis?
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
Bony structure under medial malleolus bilaterally, no pain w/ compression, tibial nerve is palpable, mild flat foot. Could it be misaligned calcaneus?
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
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
Lateral side of my foot near cuboid bone. 2 little bony bumps-never hurt but now severe pain and a little itch. Ganglion cyst? Or bone spur?
Probably a bone spur: Probably a bone spur/bursaGet a more detailed answer ›
Foot x-ray: no bony lesion, fracture. Joint spaces and periarticular tissues are normal. Gp told me to dip my foot in worm water. Not healed yet.?
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
I have a growth on the inside of my big toe. It doesn't hurt but it is uncomfortable. How do I treat this? Is there an over-the-counter solution?
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
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
My big toe nail was removed due to heavy impact and new growth coming through. New-skin feels best on nail bed, is it ok to continue using?
New skin: This should be ok. Would recommend keeping it clean daily ...Read more