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I have a lump under my third right toe that was told to be a ganglion. Since, i've developed another lump above the ball of foot. No pain, under skin?

I have a lump under my third right toe that was told to be a ganglion. Since, i've developed another lump above the ball of foot. No pain, under skin?

Hard to say: There are a number of potential causes and a detailed exam can usually tell the cause. Having a lump above the "ball" of the foot is usually associated with the insertion of the achilles tendon and can be seen in chronic tendinitis. Causes of lumps under the third toe can include a neuroma, a ganglion, a corn among many possibilities. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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I had a bunionectomy surgery and the site feels fine. I've developed a lump on ball of foot which is painful. What is it?

I had a bunionectomy surgery and the site feels fine. I've developed a lump on ball of foot which is painful. What is it?

A few things...: A lot depends on if the "lump" is in the skin or under the skin. It could be any of a number of tumors, or more commonly, a benign process known as a plantar fibroma. If your surgery was very recently, it could also be a hematoma, or gathering of clotted blood. See a podiatrist for an exam. ...Read more

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Sudden hard lump over big toe joint. Lots of pain. Can't wear sneaker. Ball of foot/ankle/big toe pain. Hard time walking. What could it be?

Sudden hard lump over big toe joint. Lots of pain. Can't wear sneaker. Ball of foot/ankle/big toe pain. Hard time walking. What could it be?

Possible mass: It is possible that you have a soft tissue mass over your big toe joint. If there is a history of trauma to the area, it could be a ganlionic cyst. An x-ray is needed to rule out any changes in the joint that could contribute to this condition. ...Read more

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What does a bump under the shin on the ball of foot mean?

What does a bump under the shin on the ball of foot mean?

Possible wart: That is a prime place for a plantar wart to form. They start out as a small bump, and as the wart virus grows, the bump grows. If you are unsure, have a doc or podiatrist take a peek, and then there are many treatment options for the wart. ...Read more

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What do I do? Swelling under ball of foot underneath small toe?

What do I do? Swelling under ball of foot underneath small toe?

Swelling: This sounds like capsulitis of the joint. This usually involves biomechanical problems causing excessive pressure. See your podiatrist for an exam ...Read more

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I have a very painful lump under the skin on ball of my foot it moves around and really hurts?

I have a very painful lump under the skin on ball of  my foot it moves around and really hurts?

Should be evaluated: From your description, this could refer to several possibilities. One would be that you have developed callous overlying a prominent metatarsal bone. The pain usually is from inflammation of the affected bone/joint. It could also be a cyst, such as a ganglion. Either way, it should be evaluated and treated by a 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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Hi I have a painful lump the size of a quarter right under the ball of my foot in line with my big toe. Its been there almost a year. Podiatrist?

Hi I have a painful lump the size of a quarter right under the ball of my foot in line with my big toe. Its been there almost a year. Podiatrist?

Yes: See Podiatrist for examination and possibly radiographic studies to determine what this "lump" is. Then this can be addressed as needed. ...Read more

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Son has a hard lump, size of half a golf ball under his skin on the right side of his r foot. Any idea what it could be? No pain/bruising and hes 1 yo

Son has a hard lump, size of half a golf ball under his skin on the right side of his r foot. Any idea what it could be? No pain/bruising and hes 1 yo

Could be: It could be a ganglion but i've never seen it in a 1 year old. I would get an x-ray. Was he born with this or did it just pop up overnight? ...Read more

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