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Dr. Edward Hellman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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?

Dr. Edward Hellman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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?

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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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. David Hettinger
Board Certified, Podiatry
31 years in practice
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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?

Dr. David Hettinger
Board Certified, Podiatry
31 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Eric Tepper
Board Certified, Podiatry
36 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Eric Tepper
Board Certified, Podiatry
36 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Holly Maes
Board Certified, Pediatrics
31 years in practice
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What does a bump under the shin on the ball of foot mean?

Dr. Holly Maes
Board Certified, Pediatrics
31 years in practice
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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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Dr. Thomas Inwood
Board Certified, Podiatry
30 years in practice
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What do I do? Swelling under ball of foot underneath small toe?

Dr. Thomas Inwood
Board Certified, Podiatry
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Board Certified, Podiatry
41 years in practice
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I have a very painful lump under the skin on ball of my foot it moves around and really hurts?

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Board Certified, Podiatry
41 years in practice
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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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Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
Board Certified, Podiatry
3 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
Board Certified, Podiatry
3 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Board Certified, Podiatry
26 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Ronald Oberman
Board Certified, Podiatry
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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?

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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Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Board Certified, Podiatry
37 years in practice
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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

Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Board Certified, Podiatry
37 years in practice
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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

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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Dr. David Moats
Board Certified, Podiatry
31 years in practice
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I have very small red spots under my right foot between the ball and arch, with a further 1-2 underneath the middle of my foot. These form a lump.

Dr. David Moats
Board Certified, Podiatry
31 years in practice
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I have very small red spots under my right foot between the ball and arch, with a further 1-2 underneath the middle of my foot. These form a lump.

Tinea pedis: Such symptoms can be caused by a tinea pedis fungu infection, bacterial infection, eczema, psoriasis, or a growth under the skin. ...Read more

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