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Dr. David Iorio
Board Certified, Podiatry
25 years in practice
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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?

Dr. David Iorio
Board Certified, Podiatry
25 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Board Certified, Podiatry
33 years in practice
4M people helped
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My feet started swelling and then my ankles get so tight it's hard to bend them. Its hard to walk with pain on bottom of feet. Help?

Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Board Certified, Podiatry
33 years in practice
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My feet started swelling and then my ankles get so tight it's hard to bend them. Its  hard to walk with pain on bottom of feet. Help?

Swelling: Foot and ankle swelling could be caused by many things. Injury, excessive alcohol, certain medication, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, poor circulation. Suggest you get it checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Laura Yauch
Board Certified, Family Medicine
751K people helped
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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?

Dr. Laura Yauch
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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?

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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Dr. Thomas Wright
Board Certified, American Board of Phlebology
24 years in practice
3M people helped
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Pain at the bottom of feet?

Dr. Thomas Wright
Board Certified, American Board of Phlebology
24 years in practice
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Pain at the bottom of feet?

Plantar Fascitis??: Plantar Fascitis is most likely cause. Get it checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
58M people helped
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Shape pain at the bottom of feet?

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
58M people helped
Shape pain at the bottom of feet?

Plantar fascitiis: is the first thing i would rule out…. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Rosenstein
Board Certified, Podiatry
37 years in practice
100K people helped
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What is spongy substance on bottom of feet that gets worse when wet?

Dr. Robert Rosenstein
Board Certified, Podiatry
37 years in practice
100K people helped
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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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
44 years in practice
9M people helped
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Can folliculitis spread to the bottom of feet?

Dr. Larry Lutwick
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
44 years in practice
9M people helped
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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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
58M people helped
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What does pain in ankle and bottom of feet come from having this for a while?

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
58M people helped
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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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Board Certified, Pediatrics
36 years in practice
4M people helped
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What causes burning on the bottom of feet?

Dr. Charlene Sojico
Board Certified, Pediatrics
36 years in practice
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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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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Board Certified, Podiatry
36 years in practice
35M people helped
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Warts on bottom of feet ?

Dr. Arnold Beresh
Board Certified, Podiatry
36 years in practice
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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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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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