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I have a knot on top of my foot that is hard as a rock and my foot hurts to walk or to touch it and it also goes numb when you tap or touch it and fx

I have a knot on top of my foot that is hard as a rock and my foot hurts to walk or to touch it and it also goes numb when you tap or touch it and fx

It could be...: An arthritic lump of bone over a joint that also has a nerve running over it. This could produce the sensations you describe. See a podiatrist for details and a personalized exam. ...Read more

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I have a hard bone like knot on top my foot below the ancle. It doesn't hurt and don't move no trauma. I've had it there maybe 2 years. What is it?

I have a hard bone like knot on top my foot below the ancle. It doesn't hurt and don't move no trauma. I've had it there maybe 2 years. What is it?

EXOSTOSES: (bony "bump"s) are very common on the foot (the most common place is the heel (Heel "spur"

Unless it causes a problem. (shoe fitting etc)
IGNORE it!
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have knots comeing up on top of my right foot and right arm and my lower back what could be causeing this?

I have knots comeing up on top of my right foot and right arm and my lower back what could be causeing this?

Exam/photo: Logically, you need to send us a photo or get examined. Unfortunately "knots" is non-descriptive as a medical term. I suggest you see your PCP ...Read more

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Sprained left ankle and immediately I had a knot on the top of my foot the size of a tennis ball. Knot is still there weeks later. What is it?

Sprained left ankle and immediately I had a knot on the top of my foot the size of a tennis ball. Knot is still there weeks later. What is it?

Many things.: It could be none, tendon, muscle or clotted blood. Without a physical exam and likely some imaging studies it's impossible to tell. See your dr ...Read more

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I dropped a huge glass pyrex pan on the top of my foot. I now have a large knot with pain. Should I get it looked at?

I dropped a huge glass pyrex pan on the top of my foot. I now have a large knot with pain. Should I get it looked at?

Contusion at: Minimum but an xray would help you rule out any type of fracture....Ice, elevation and compression are key right now.... ...Read more

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I had them cyst on the top of my foot, there was like 4 soft knots, I noticed they were gone and my foot is red and swollen is that normal.

I had them cyst on the top of my foot, there was like 4 soft knots, I noticed they were gone and my foot is red and swollen is that normal.

Foot redness: You may have cellulitis. Examination is necessary. It can be several things. Like gout or infection or injury. It depends if it is painfull or not. Need to see your dr. ...Read more

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The top of my foot has a knot and the toe next to the big toe is right against the big toe and my toes turn a purple color and have tingling feeling?

The top of my foot has a knot and the toe next to the big toe is right against the big toe and my toes turn a purple color and have tingling feeling?

Multiple problems: The knot may be several things like a spur or a cyst. It may be the likely cause of the numbness and tingling as it is pressing on a nerve. The fact that your first and second toes are crossing or touching indicates a hammertoe and/or bunion deformity. You should see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Does the knot on top of my foot mean a broken bone?

Does the knot on top of my foot mean a broken bone?

Knot = broken?: No.
A knot on the top of a foot is frequently seen in feet that are not broken. ...Read more

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What is causing pain on the top of my foot?

What is causing pain on the top of my foot?

Depends: Many things can cause pain to the top of the foot. If no trauma, or overuse activity, then shoe irritation (laces too tight or shoe too tight) is common cause. If better shoes, icing and anti inflammatories are not helpful, then an evaluation is recommended. Dr l. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain on the top of my foot?

What to do if I have pain on the top of my foot?

Tendon or nerve: Usually pain on top of the foot is caused by a shoe rubbing against it. It could irritate one of the nerves or perhaps one of the tendons comming into the foot. Check all your shoes. If the pain is acute try ice and otc anti inflammatory like aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

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I have pain in the top of my foot. What should I do?

I have pain in the top of my foot. What should I do?

Multiple answers: This could from tight shoes aggravating the nerves, lack of support from your shoes. A pinched nerve or ligament strain or possible cyst. Please see your podiatrist for a definitive answer. ...Read more

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I have a pain on the top of my foot that radiates to the bottom of my foot. What is this?

Need more info: Was there any trauma? When does this pain occur: is it only on weight bearing or in shoes? Any skin abnormalities or swelling? ...Read more

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Why is it that the top of my foot hurts?

Why is it that the top of my foot hurts?

May be a strain: In the muscle or even some irritation from a shoe ...Read more

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Why is the top of my foot numb?

Why is the top of my foot numb?

Evaluation: You need an evaluation. Several things can cause numbness in the foot, sometimes a nerve conduction study can be ordered to better help determine the cause. ...Read more

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How do I know that I broke the top of my foot?

How do I know that I broke the top of my foot?

Fracture: Signs of a fracture would include pain, swelling and bruising. If concerned of a possible fracture, your physician could order an x-ray. ...Read more

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What could produce pain along the top of my foot?

What could produce pain along the top of my foot?

Many possibilities: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and different neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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What would cause random hot sensations on the top of my foot?

What would cause random hot sensations on the top of my foot?

Nerve irritation: It sounds very much like nerve irritation. Further history and exam is needed to determine more specific cause of your problem. ...Read more