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I have a hard lump on my foot near my ankle....this disappears then returns....my dr sent me for x-ray but nothing showed up as the lump had gone sinc?

I have a hard lump on my foot near my ankle....this disappears then returns....my dr sent me for x-ray but nothing showed up as the lump had gone sinc?

Sounds like: A GANGLION (the protrusion of a tendon and its sheath) which can be intermittent (It does not "show" on routine xrays...an MRI might detect it if it becomes a problem (pain, interference with ambulation)
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on the top of my foot in the middle. It's not filled with fluid, what could it be?

I have a hard lump on the top of my foot in the middle. It's not filled with fluid, what could it be?

TRAUMA?: Is it recent? Anything fall on the foot? If firm, maybe a fibroma. See a podiatrist to be sure. ...Read more

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I injured my pinky toe 2 weeks ago. I assume I broke it. Now I have a hard lump on the side of my foot near the end of the metatarsal bone (closer to?

I injured my pinky toe 2 weeks ago. I assume I broke it. Now I have a hard lump on the side of my foot near the end of the metatarsal bone (closer to?

Healing bone?: A hard lump developing near a fracture area, especially the toe, can be associated with the solidification of the fragments of the fracture. To remove all doubt, have your foot examined. ...Read more

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Years ago, I broke my foot very badly in center saddle. I gottwo surgeries done with pins taken out. Now, I have a hard lump in the center top and my bones seem raised. Whatshould I do?

Years ago, I broke my foot very badly in center saddle. I gottwo surgeries done with pins taken out. Now, I have a hard lump in the center top and my bones seem raised. Whatshould I do?

Fractured foot: Sounds like you have traumatic arthritis of the joints now.

You may need further surgery to reduce the joints and get rid of the deformity and arthritis. Ie arthrodesis of the foot. ...Read more

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I have just found a hard lump on the top of my foot, what could it be it hurts?

I have just found a hard lump on the top of my foot, what could it be it hurts?

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

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I have a painful hard foot lump on top of my foot....what could it be? I just noticed it last night.

I have a painful hard foot lump on top of my foot....what could it be? I just noticed it last night.

Ganglionic cyst: Is a possibility but it could be a number of things. Any lump or bump deserves a doctors visit and possible biopsy. ...Read more

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There is a hard lump in the callous of the ball of my foot, what is this?

There is a hard lump in the callous of the ball of my foot, what is this?

Intractable plantar: Some calluses which are very thick are called intractable plantar keratosis (ipk). Ipk's are discrete, focused calluses usually found on the ball of the foot. They can be shaved down by a foot doctor but will return in time. ...Read more

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Hard sore lump on the bottom of my foot?

Hard sore lump on the bottom of my foot?

Fibroma or wart: Could be many things but most likely a fibroma or wart. ...Read more

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What could the hard skin lump be on top of my foot?

What could the hard skin lump be on top of my foot?

See the: Podiatrist or dermatologist without seeing it it is difficult to ascertain if tis is a benign or malignant lesion. See a doc, it might need to be biopsied. ...Read more

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I had a hard pimple like lump on the bottom of my foot. I squeezed it and watery stuff came out. It's still there but not as hard. What could it be?

I had a hard pimple like lump on the bottom of my foot. I squeezed it and watery stuff came out. It's still there but not as hard. What could it be?

Any "lump": Should really be checked out by a doctor. What you describe sounds like a cyst of which there are a few different types. Without seeing the actual lesion anyone would just be guessing what it is. ...Read more

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I cut my foot years ago now there's a hard lump, maybe calcium buildup, may not. After resting for a while it really really hurts just a walk.

I cut my foot years ago now there's a hard lump, maybe calcium buildup, may not. After resting for a while it really really hurts just a walk.

Podiatry: I am sorry to report the answer to this situation will require an examination and not be found on the internet. The best place to start is with your preferred podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have hard skin on ball of my foot under neath it there is a hard lump and its really sore, what could this be?

I have hard skin on ball of my foot under neath it there is a hard lump and its really sore, what could this be?

Callus: You might have developed a callus underneath the ball of your foot. This is normal due to increase pressure. You can try using moisturizer cream to your feet after getting them wet, you can try an over the counter pumice stone as well to help soften and get rid of the hardened skin. If there is still pain a better description and a referral to a podiatrist may help! ...Read more

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I have a large hard itchy lump. On my arch of my foot. It has got extremely itchy and I can't walk without it feeling like walking on rocks.

I have a large hard itchy lump. On my arch of my foot. It has got extremely itchy and I can't walk without it feeling like walking on rocks.

Callus/bite/csyt: It sounds like you have a dermatitis of some form. Some things to consider are how long it has been there.
Such a lump of hardened skin could range from a callus to an insect bite. Your nerves cause the perception of itchiness. It this is impeding your ability to walk, it should be looked at by a professional. ...Read more

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Yes I have a sore hard lump on the bottom of my foot tried wart off but the burning won't stop so know what can I do?

Yes I have a sore hard lump on the bottom of my foot tried wart off but the burning won't stop so know what can I do?

Bumps on feet: This could be a callous, a wart, or other skin growths. If it is painful or irritating your local podiatrist may be able to get you some relief quickly. ...Read more

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I have a small hard lump on the bottom of my foot near the arch. My big toe is numb on the inside of the same foot. Is this related? Should I worry?

I have a small hard lump on the bottom of my foot near the arch. My big toe is numb on the inside of the same foot. Is this related? Should I worry?

Might be related: The lump could be a fibroma. This can possibly pinch a nerve branch leading to the numbness. Have your foot evaluated by a local physician ...Read more

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I have a lump on my foot. No pain and move able! Like a cyst. What is this? And what's the cure??

I have a lump on my foot. No pain and move able! Like a cyst. What is this? And what's the cure??

Let it play out.: Without a location, it is difficult to give details. However, if it is on the top of the foot, you appraisal of "cyst" makes sense. Size and pain usually determine the action to be taken. Watch and wait is certainly acceptable, but if things about the cyst change, then have it evaluated and excised. Occasionally, these "cysts" will spontaneously rupture only to later recur. ...Read more

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What is it? I fell down the stairs and now I have swelling, a lump on my foot, bruising and pain.

What is it? I fell down the stairs and now I have swelling, a lump on my foot, bruising and pain.

Foot: Check out the link below, Ottawa foot rules
http://www. Mdcalc. Com/ottawa-ankle-rule/
Basically if you can stand and bear weight the foot is unlikely broken and this is just a bruise. However if you can not bear weight and you have specific pain spots get checked and you likely need a radiograph. ...Read more

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I have a large red and purple lump on my foot. Been taking clindamycin for 2 days. How long do I wait before seeking additional attention?

I have a large red and purple lump on my foot. Been taking clindamycin for 2 days. How long do I wait before seeking additional attention?

Bump: I usually expect at least some improvement in 48 hours in a skin infection while taking antibiotics. If there is no change for the better, you either need to switch antibiotics, or have an asbcess (pus pocket) drained, or see a doctor to consider changing the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes a painful lump on the insole of my foot?

What causes a painful lump on the insole of my foot?

Further work up: See a podiatrist. It may be a plantar fibroma but could also be many other possibilities. It can be evaluated with xray and/or ultrasound as well as with thorough history and exam. Depending on the cause the treatment varies. ...Read more

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What causes a painful lump on sole bottom of my foot?

A few things...: A lot dependds on if the "lump" is in the skin or under the skin. It could ba any of a number of tumors, or more commonly, a benign process known as a plantar fibroma. See a podiatrist for an exam. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the side of my foot and it hurts why?

I have a lump on the side of my foot and it hurts why?

Ouch: IT hurts because a sensory nerve receptor is being stimulated. This is either by the lump itself or some injury or some other condition that may have caused the lump. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the top of my foot and it hurts and I don't know why?

I have a lump on the top of my foot and it hurts and I don't know why?

Ganglion: Get checked out. The lump needs to be evaluated. Ganglion's are common on the top of the foot.. ...Read more

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I'm a runner and have had a lump -dime size on the side of my foot for about a year. Causes no pain. Not going away. Should I be concerned?

I'm a runner and have had a lump -dime size on the side of my foot for about a year. Causes no pain. Not going away. Should I be concerned?

Don't mess with it.: If you are running painlessly with a dime size lump on your foot, I see no reason to have someone fool with it. The lump will do one of three things. Go away, stay the same or enlarge. Two out of three ain't bad. Leave it alone unless the nature of the lump changes radically. ...Read more

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Yyears ago a soup can fell on my foot leaving a large lump. Over time this lump has always been there but some days it's smaller others it's rather la?

Yyears ago a soup can fell on my foot leaving a large lump. Over time this lump has always been there but some days it's smaller others it's rather la?

Can Can: Without examining, it is difficult to say, but the story probably goes something like this. The can caused soft tissue damage which led to the initial lump. The soft tissue damage may have initiated the formation of a ganglion cyst. The extent of the damage might have also damaged the periosteum of the underlying bone causing further bony damage. To remove all doubt, have your foot examined. ...Read more

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I have a lump beside my foot ankle what could it be?

I have a lump beside my foot ankle what could it be?

Probably a ganglion: Common place for a ganglionic cyst. Some will respond to tape compression for several weeks. Others require surgical removal if painful. ...Read more

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What is causing my foot pain and painful lumps on soles of feet?

What is causing my foot pain and painful lumps on soles of feet?

Plantar fibromas: Plantar fibromas can be made pain free by shrinking them with interlesional steroid injections. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the ball of my foot. It sometimes has a itch that feels as if it is inside my skin.

I have a lump on the ball of my foot. It sometimes has a itch that feels as if it is inside my skin.

There are a number: Of different foot lumps that may occur on the ball of the foot: plantar fibroma may be most likely from what you describe. It could also be a cyst, swollen tendon, a fatty tumor or nerve tumor (neuroma). This would be expected to be more painful. Wearing a metatarsal pad that shifts weight away from the lump may be helpful. Painful lumps may need surgical excision. See a Podiatrist/Orthopedist. ...Read more

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About 15 years ago I stepped on a pencil and it left a small lump in my foot and recently the lump enlarged is that normal?

Foreign body: You may still have a small piece of the pencil in your foot. You should see your podiatrist to have a thorough evaluation, including x-rays. If left untreated, this could become a bad infection. ...Read more