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Do you have glands on the bottom of feet? My husband has hard swollen lumps under his feet. He is unwell. Could they be related?

Do you have glands on the bottom of feet? My husband has hard swollen lumps under his feet. He is unwell. Could they be related?

Plantar fibroma: If what you are referring to is in the arch of the foot, it probably is a plantar fibroma. These growths usually occur in the mid-arch of the foot and can be first treated conservatively with accommodative insoles or orthotics to offload the weightbearing of the fibroma. When offloading does not reduce the weightbearing enough, the fibroma can be surgically removed. ...Read more

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I have very tender bottom of feet on metarsal areas of both feet. I can walk fine on carpeted areas, but not so well on hard floors. What is Problem?

I have very tender bottom of feet on metarsal areas of both feet. I can walk fine on carpeted areas, but not so well on hard floors.  What is Problem?

Loss of fat pad: One of the changes experiences with aging is the loss of the fat pads on the bottom of the foot. Discomfort increases with this loss of cushion. There may also be bony changes due to arthritis and acquired deformities such as hammer toes. Use metatarsal pads in shoes or shoe inserts to cushion feet , and avoid going barefoot if it is uncomfortable.See a podiatrist if pain limits activity. ...Read more

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Shape pain at the bottom of feet?

Feet first, then...: There are many possible causes of foot pain. It is best to get it evaluated by a physician- to help customize the treatment if it is toward your heel, and worst when you first get out of bed, it may be plantar fasciitis. Freeze a plastic water bottle and roll out the bottom of your feet for 10 minutes. If not improving, get it looked at-you may need a stretch/ strengthening program. ...Read more

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What is spongy substance on bottom of feet that gets worse when wet?

What is spongy substance on bottom of feet that gets worse when wet?

Athletes' feet: You need to be seen for evaluation od spongy substance on bottom of feet. You should see a foot specialist or dermatologist. You will probably need to be placed on antifungal medication or possibly a biopsy will be needed. ...Read more

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Can folliculitis spread to the bottom of feet?

Can folliculitis spread to the bottom of feet?

Sorry: I do not believe that there are hair follicles on the plantar surface (sole) of the foot. ...Read more

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What does pain in ankle and bottom of feet come from having this for a while?

What does pain in ankle and bottom of feet come from having this for a while?

Many possibilities: Recommend you see a foot/ankle specialist.

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What causes burning on the bottom of feet?

What causes burning on the bottom of feet?

Possible causes of : Burning sensation of the feet includes over exertion, athlete's foot, a symptom of nerve damage from diabetes , exposure to toxins, hypothyroidism , HIV etc ...Read more

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Warts on bottom of feet ?

Warts on bottom of feet
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Plantars warts: Can be difficult to rid of due to thickness of skin. Topical meds, laser, acid, surgery. ...Read more

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What causes dark spots at the bottom of feet?

What causes dark spots at the bottom of feet?

Maybe you stepped: On something without realizing it. But melanoma, a deadly pigmented skin cancer, can occur on soles, too. You should have a doctor look at it. ...Read more

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