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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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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?

Need more details: To receive an answer that will be more helpful for you , you need to give more information...Your health status, any problems such as gout, diabetes or blood pressure concerns.You should state how long it has been a problem and what you do to make it feel better.Also tells us what it looks like..Is it discolored, swollen or point tender.The more you tell the better the answer. ...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?

Thorough Examination: You need to see your podiatrist for a thorough foot and ankle examination, xrays and reccs... ...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