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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 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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Hi there I have a lump on top off my foot with pins and needles what do u think it is?

Hi there I have a lump on top off my foot with pins and needles what do u think it is?

Cyst: Could be a number of different type of cysts orlesions pressing on the sensory nerve. Would be better served by seeing your podiatrist for a thorouh examination and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a lump on top of my left foot it does not hurt but it seems to be getting bigger and it feels pretty hard

I have a lump on top of my left foot it does not hurt but it seems to be getting bigger and it feels pretty hard

Given: Given that I don't have the benefit of seeing your foot, and not knowing whether there was any history of trauma, the most I can offer is an educated guess, based on the most common "lump" that seems to suddenly develop on the top of the foot, with no injury or underlying disease (like rheumatoid arthritis, etc.). And that would be a ganglion, which is a cyst filled with thick, gelatinous fluid that usually arises from a tendon for no apparent reason. The fluid can be pretty dense and the cyst fairly well packed, giving the appearance of it being hard. They only usually hurt when they press up on a nerve, or with pressure from a shoe.

The conservative treatment is to remove the fluid with a needle, and inject a steroid solution. Many times, your doctor would also try to needle it to break up the sac to prevent it from reforming (which is common). If this fails, surgical excision is the other option.

The old (probably biblically old) treatment is to whack the thing with a thick book (like a bible). What this attempts to do is break up the cyst. I would caution you to resist doing anything like that, since it almost always reforms after that, and you can injure yourself (and the book). And since we're not 100% certain it really is a ganglion, it's not really prudent to whack an unknown mass with a book!

sometimes, these things disappear as quickly as they appear. But considering there are other things that can produce a "lump, " some of which can be serious, I would recommend you see either your family doctor, a podiatrist, or even an orthopedist, all of which can diagnose this thing and give you the proper treatment.

Good luck! ...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 lump on the top of my foot, about the size of half a ping pong ball. No injury, not bruised should I go to my doctor?

There is a lump on the top of my foot, about the size of half a ping pong ball. No injury, not bruised should I go to my doctor?

One: One of the things i'd want to know is how long you've had this, does it seem to appear larger one day and smaller another day?

If so, you might have a ganglion cyst, which is a cyst filled with thick joint fluid that usually grows from a tendon. Since the top of your foot (and top of the hand) have so many tendons, these are the two most common places for ganglions to appear.

They are not dangerous, and never turn malignant. Sometimes they are painful if they're pressing on a nerve, but most times they are painless. An ultrasound would be able to show the presence of fluid in this lump. If there is fluid present, it is 99.9% ganglion, since true tumors do not contain fluid.

The conservative treatment for a ganglion is to aspirate it (draw out the fluid) and inject some steroid solution into the area to prevent it from recurring (there is a recurrence rate to these things). The alternative treatment for stubborn, recurrent ganglions is to surgically remove it. This is usually a pretty simple surgery, since they're not all that deep, but there are some important nerves in that area that need to be watched for during the surgery.

Hope this helps! Good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a lump on the top of my foot and now there is a second. They are soft and movable. Also have one on forehead and left hand. Thanks?

I am experiencing a lump on the top of my foot and now there is a second. They are soft and movable. Also have one on forehead and left hand. Thanks?

Cysts: Your history suggests that these are cysts, often called ganglion cysts when near tendons and joints. The forehead one may not be the same type. A physical exam and ultrasound can give you more information including the diagnosis and treatment options. Generally speaking, these tend to be benign and non-dangerous. In orthopedics, we often will drain these with the guidance of ultrasound. ...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'm having pain in the top of my foot. There's no swelling but a small lump there. Is it possible that I have a cyst or something similar?

Foot pain: You could have a cyst, called a ganglion cyst, but there are other things that could cause it too...Like arthritis, or a healed fracture, to name a few. You should have this evaluated by your physician, especially if it is getting bigger, who will be able to give you a better idea. It depends on your age, previous injury, your weight, family history, life style and many other factors. ...Read more

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I recently rolled the outside of my right foot, there is a lump on the top of the 5th metatarsal, is this just swelling from rolling my foot?

I recently rolled the outside of my right foot, there is a lump on the top of the 5th metatarsal, is this just swelling from rolling my foot?

FRACTURE?: With this type of ankle/foot inversion injury, there is a possibility of a 5th metatarsal fracture. And true, it could just be swelling from the rolling. Get an x-ray to be sure. ...Read more

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The top of my foot is swollen and bruised with a lump could it be broken?

The top of my foot is swollen and bruised with a lump could it be broken?

Possible: Clearly, an x-ray would help detemine whether you have a fracture. However, a hairline (stress) fracture may not be evident on x-ray until 10- 14 days post injured. The lump may be swelling or a hematoma as a result of the injury. ...Read more

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I have a lump on top of my knee and when I walk long distances it hurts from my knee down to my foot what could the cause of this be?

I have a lump on top of my knee and when I walk long distances it hurts from my knee down to my foot what could the cause of this be?

2 problems: Sounds like knee effusion or bursitis (prepatellar, infrapatellar, or pes) is the 1st problem. The second problem is different: consider muscle strain, tendonits, neurogenic or vascular claudication. ...Read more

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When wearing shoes flat or heel I get a feeling of a lump on the ball of my foot which does disappear when rested but I also get pain on the top?

When wearing shoes flat or heel I get a feeling of a lump on the ball of my foot which does disappear when rested but I also get pain on the top?

Off to the podiatris: Could be a huge list of things from a neuroma, cyst, capsulitis, tendinitis or a stress fracture. I would visit my favorite podiatrist and bring your shoes. ...Read more

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Why is a mass growing over my ankle it looking like a balloon and the top part of my foot looking like a would mass of bone causing so much pain?

Why is a mass growing over my ankle it looking like a balloon and the top part of my foot looking like a would mass of bone causing so much pain?

Get it checked: Is mass hard or soft? How quickly did it develope? These answers can help with diagnosis but see your specialist and get mri. ...Read more

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I had a fall down the stairs and IV got quiet a big lump appeAr near the ankle area my whole ankle and the top half of my foot is swollen very red and?

I had a fall down the stairs and IV got quiet a big lump appeAr near the ankle area my whole ankle and the top half of my foot is swollen very red and?

See a doctor: May just be a bad sprain. An X-ray would rule out a fracture. Elevate your foot, apply a cool compress, stay off of it, and wrap with an ace bandage for support. See your doctor. ...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 a bruise and lump over the place where my foot and ankle connect on top. Is this just a sprain or something else?

I have a bruise and lump over the place where my foot and ankle connect on top. Is this just a sprain or something else?

It's something: You say bruise, lump, and sprain....Was there trauma? If not you need to get that lump examined and make sure its nothing serious. ...Read more

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I have bruised. It also has a lump over the place where my foot and ankle connect on top. Is this just a sprain or something else?

I have bruised. It also has a lump over the place where my foot and ankle connect on top. Is this just a sprain or something else?

Have it evaluated: Possible cause of your pain may include sprain, bursitis, fracture, contusion, neuritis, but of course there are a multitude of other possibilities. Get the feet inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I rolled my foot a couple days ago, now there's a tender lump on top of my cuboid bone, is this just swelling, or should I get it checked out?

I rolled my foot a couple days ago, now there's a tender lump on top of my cuboid bone, is this just swelling, or should I get it checked out?

Foot tenderness: After a traumatic accident, tenderness, bruising and swelling are common. There is a chance of ligament damage or even a fracture. It's important to protect the area and get an x - ray from a foot specialist to determine the extent of your injury. ...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