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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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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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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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Treated callous with ointment and wrap foot with gald wrap.Then started to get pain under ball of foot. 1year pain still very bad. Damage to nerve?

Treated callous with ointment and wrap foot with gald wrap.Then started to get pain under ball of foot. 1year pain still very bad. Damage to nerve?

Possible nerve: Nerve injuries tends to occur when standing and sitting and can be described as "tingly or burning." If your pain is only when your standing you may have injured one of the small bones under the ball of your foot called "sesamoids." ...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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Sudden pain in ball of foot?

Sudden pain in ball of foot?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam will heal determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). Have it evaluated by a professional. ...Read more

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Swollen ball of foot. Just 1 side?

Swollen ball of foot. Just 1 side?

Doctor: Unless you had an injury to the one side you need to see a doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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What can be done about ball of foot pain?

What can be done about ball of foot pain?

3 reasons: Three things come to mind-neuroma, plantar plate problem, capsulitis. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Sudden pain in ball of foot. Did I walk too far?

Sudden pain in ball of foot. Did I walk too far?

Could be: Excessive pressure on the area could cause a swelling of the ball of the foot. Try rest and a warm compress to the ball of the foot. ...Read more

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Ball of foot swollen after stepped on a pin, what to do?

Ball of foot swollen after stepped on a pin, what to do?

See a foot doc: Immediately, you may have an infection that requires antibiotic and or drainage. You also may need a tetanus shot... ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Swollen ball of foot?

What is the definition or description of: Swollen ball of foot?

Swollen ball of foot: Swelling on the bottom of the foot towards the front of the foot just before the toes begin. Pain and swelling causes can be due to neuromas, capsulitis, plantar plate tear, and skin lesions such as warts. There are many other reasons why the bottom of the forefoot will swell. should follow up with foot specialits if you have assocoiated pain. Good luck ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to take care of a big, old veruca on ball of foot?

What is the fastest way to take care of a big, old veruca on ball of foot?

Many things...: You can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what i like to use), topical acids, dermal scraping. You can also try oral cimetadine (400 mg three times a day for 12-16 weeks). This is very safe and had the side effect of getting rid of warts for many people of adult size and weight (japma november 1, 1995 vol. 85 no. 11 717-718 ). Laser treatments, excisional surgery, etc., etc. ...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 beside my foot ankle what could it be?

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

Could be : Any one of a number things. But, it must be looked at by a doctor. It can be a benign lesion (non cancerous) like a ganglion, or possibly a malignant lesion. Most often, i will take a small 2mm-4mm punch biopsy for pathologic diagnosis. If there is fluid in the lump, this can be aspirated (remove fluid thru needle) and sent for analysis. Most benign lesions have a malignant twin so caution. ...Read more

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Pain in ball of foot every night?

Pain in ball of foot every night?

Have it evaluated: Pain to the ball of the foot can have a variety of causes. If it has been chronic, have it examined. Dr l. ...Read more

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Pain in ball of foot every morning?

Pain in ball of foot every morning?

Several things come: There are many things that can cause this pain. To name a few: atrophied fat pads which mean that you are walking on bone, neuroma which is like a thickening of a nerve, capsulitis which means there is inflammation in a joint, . I think that making an appointment at your local podiatrist might be the best answer. Good luck.. Dr. Kirby. ...Read more

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