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Doctor insights on: Bumps On Tendons

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Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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Had peroneal sublux surg-still snap, then incr pain, snap stop. Unstable, bump in tendon above bone, pain top foot-stairs. Dr.says steroid shot. Safe?

Had peroneal sublux surg-still snap, then incr pain, snap stop. Unstable, bump in tendon above bone, pain top foot-stairs. Dr.says steroid shot. Safe?

Sounds more like the: Surgery may not have the best result. If due 2 failure of a soft tissue repair, steroids in my opinion would not B indicated as they do have adverse effects on soft tissue. ...Read more

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Growth-like bump on Achilles tendon?

Growth-like bump on Achilles tendon?

Options: It may take a physical examination to get to the bottom of things. Clearly, it could be a "growth" or just an enlargement of existing tissues. The enlargement could be from the bone immediately under the tendon, on the tendon or from the tissues immediately on top of the tendon. Whether it is new growth, part of a repair process or due to mechanical irritation are just some subtleties. ...Read more

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Hard ... Sometimes painful "bump" in Achilles tendon area?

Hard ... Sometimes painful "bump" in Achilles tendon area?

Tear: Aanytime there is a bump that is tender in the achillles area consider a partial tear and you would be at hiogh riskk for acute complete tear. Stop doing any jumping running, or stressing the Achilles and seek medical attention. A littl rest and treatment now will save six months of recovery later. ...Read more

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Could the arch pain in my left foot be caused by a bump on my tendon? What could it be?

Plantar fasciitis: The bump can be a plantar fibromatosis caused by overuse injury to your plantar fascia ligament. What happens is the plantar fascia becomes so tight it has micro tears, then your body is trying to repair it, it scars and forms a nodule. The best way to treat it is to keep the pressure off the nodule with orthotics, padding, wearing comfortable shoes. Stretching, ice and steroid injection can help. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on the both achilles' tendons, flesh colored, bleed when scratched. Not spreading, but not going away. Live in cold chicago.

Itchy bumps on the both achilles' tendons, flesh colored, bleed when scratched. Not spreading, but not going away. Live in cold chicago.

Without seeing: The lesions I am not sure what they are. Any lesion that would bleed though would concern me and I would likely biopsy for definitive diagnosis and treatment. In that region I would perform a shave biopsy of one of the lesions. ...Read more

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Hi is it possible to be allergic to certain shoes? I have itchy bumps on both my Achilles' tendons and up both legs...? Thanks

Hi is it possible to be allergic to certain shoes? I have itchy bumps on both my Achilles' tendons and up both legs...? Thanks

Allergy to anything: Is possible, Why? Allergy reflects a human response, often involving immune system, & humans (as sensitive intelligent creatures) can respond in all kinds of ways to almost any stimulus, situation or thing. All this is coordinated at a mind/brain level, yet often promoted as only a mysterious body response with treatments for only symptom(s) offered/promoted. Bigger picture routinely more helpful. ...Read more

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Painless bumps on the back of both Achilles tendons?

Painless bumps on the back of both Achilles tendons?

Retrocalcaneal spur?: If the bumps are located at or near the site of the achilles tendon attachement to the heel bone (calcaneus), these painless bumps are known as retrocalcaneal bursitis. If foot xrays are taken and reveal a bone spur, then the condition is called retrocalcaneal exostosis. The bursitis is usually worsened in presence of the spur, the larger the spur, the worse the bursitis. ...Read more

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Bump on side of broken knuckle — tendon?

Bump on side of broken knuckle — tendon?

Most likely its the: Ends of a broken bone which probably are angulated at the break site or if the injury is 4-6 weeks old, it might be the healing bony tissue.
The tendon will probably not cause a bump, unless its torn with rolled edges on it and that'll be either on the front or back of the knuckle, and not on its sides. ...Read more

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My active, athletic 19-year old son has pain in his Achilles tendon. He also feels a slight bump. What is it and what to do?

Go see the doctor...: The achilles tendon may have been injury and the bump may be noting the area. Have it checked because the injury may have occurred days, weeks, months before and the "bump" may be scar tissue that has developed. If unchecked, there is a risk of rupture. Don't wait until that happens. See the doctor and have it examined properly. ...Read more

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Little bumps forming on top of foot along toe tendons also big toe tendon inflammed?

Cysts: The bumps along the tendons may be ganglion cysts which form from tendon sheaths that become inflamed. Anti inflammatory meds and rest can help ...Read more

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Soft bulge like bump between inner ankle bone and Achilles tendon. Painless and has been here about a year. Doesn't move around. What is this?

Soft bulge like bump between inner ankle bone and Achilles tendon. Painless and has been here about a year. Doesn't move around. What is this?

Have it evaluated: Please have this evaluated. Most masses in this area are benign, but prompt evaluation is always the best medicine. May have to have an MRI for evaluation. A good physical exam of the area will be helpful. See your foot and ankle specialists! ...Read more

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Small bump behind my middle knuckle on my right hand that moves with the tendon when I extend with Mild pain. I condition my hands with a makiwara?

Small bump behind my middle knuckle on my right hand that moves with the tendon when I extend with Mild pain. I condition my hands with a makiwara?

Sounds like: A ganglion cyst. This could have resulted from your use of the karate board!!!!

Check it out with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) who may decide to refer you to a Hand Specialist for injection or removal!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Left big toe tendon has lumps bumps and swelling along it and big toe is painful. Throbbing pain in big toe too?

I would: See a foot doctor. The question is are the lumps or bumps really on the tendon or in the subcutaneous tissues.....either way you should be examined, much easier to make a diagnosis like that in person...
Possible ganglionic cyst is an example without seeing you but if I saw your foot inperson I would know right away if that's what you had. ...Read more

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I have some sort of bump/wart on the back foot above the heel and below the Achilles tendon. What could it be? I've had for almost a year.

I have some sort of bump/wart on the back foot above the heel and below the Achilles tendon. What could it be? I've had for almost a year.

May be callous: If it is on a place where your shoe rubs the skin, it may be a callous. You may try different shoes that do not rub on that site. ...Read more

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Hx of melanoma. New small bump @ base of 2nd finger, palm side. Maybe benign tendon nodule. What kind of specialist should I see to be sure, and when?

Hx of melanoma. New small bump @ base of 2nd finger, palm side. Maybe benign tendon nodule. What kind of specialist should I see to be sure, and when?

Probably ganglion: Known that melanoma can metastasize to every organ and site in the body. Those lesions that metastasize usually Breslows 1.5-2mm in thickness and were at high risk with nodularity and ra needle aspirate will indicate if lesion cystic or solid at which time path report needed ...Read more

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My achilles tendion is very painful even at rest n has a bump n I am now feeling it in my calf as well. There is also calcium buildup on it. Options?

My achilles tendion is very painful even at rest n has a bump n I am now feeling it in my calf as well. There is also calcium buildup on it. Options?

Once you complain: Of pain extending into the calf a DVT should be ruled out as a primary concern.
What has been done for treatment if the Achilles tendonitis to date? We're xrays performed? Do you have a haglund's deformity or posterior spur? Need to know these things. ...Read more

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Bump on my butt?

Bump on my butt?

Cyst, lipoma: It could. Be pilonidal sinus if it. Midline. It if is on cheek, it could be cyst, lipoma, abscess or other growt. If it is infected or enlarging see doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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I have a bump somewhere but why ?

I have a bump somewhere but why
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Please more info: Where is the bump? Is it painful or itchy. Is it red or having a discharge. Is it subcutaneous or breaking through the skin. With more information, I might be able to help you. ...Read more