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Dr. David Laha
Board Certified, Podiatry
33 years in practice
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I have a small painful hard bump on the side of my heel that changes in color. I have had this bump for 2 years now.

Dr. David Laha
Board Certified, Podiatry
33 years in practice
809K people helped
I have a small painful hard bump on the side of my heel that changes in color. I have had this bump for 2 years now.

Evaluation: You need to have it examined. Due to the color changes, see someone soon. It could be minor problem or a serious one. Don't delay. To find a foot specialist see apma.Org. Dr l. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Painful white bumps on the heel?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
Painful white bumps on the heel?

Consider: evaluation by podiatrist if these are chronic lesions. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Jason Armstrong
Board Certified, Podiatry
18 years in practice
137K people helped
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I have a painful little bump on my heel?

Dr. Jason Armstrong
Board Certified, Podiatry
18 years in practice
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I have a painful little bump on my heel?

Callus: Callus, wart, porokeratosis- plugged sweat gland. Or piezeogenic papule. Go see you podiatrist or a dermatologist and get it checked out. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Painful bump beneath toes on ball. Appeared after standing a long time wearing heels. Will it go away?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Painful bump beneath toes on ball. Appeared after standing a long time wearing heels. Will it go away?

At this point : It would be best to seek assessment by your podiatrist. The podiatrist can determine your condition, provide prognostic info and recommend healing measures. It is really important to wear shoes that make our feet happy. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
Board Certified, Podiatry
18 years in practice
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Have a small red bump on back of heel & has like white center. Very painful i've had it b4 it comes and goes. What could it be? It's as small as a pea

Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
Board Certified, Podiatry
18 years in practice
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Foreign body or cyst: You have to rule out a foreign body which may have become embedded in the back of your heel, but there is more of a likelihood that it could be an inclusion cyst which can be painful. You should consider having it examined and biopsied which will basically take care of 2 things - it will remove the immediate problem and help determine what it is. See a podiatrist! ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
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I suddenly have a crack/dent on the side of my heel the skin is not broken or dry it's very painful and next to it there's a small bump also painfull

Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
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Exam needed: Without examining the area a diagnosis can't be made. If there is spreading redness I would be concerned about cellulitis which would require antibiotic treatment. The lump could be a cyst. If warm wet applications don't improve the discomfort, have a physician evaluate you. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Pospisil
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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I suddenly have a crack/dent on the side of my heel the skin is not broken or dry it's very painful and next to it there's a small bump that's also pa?

Dr. Rick Pospisil
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
151K people helped

Heel pain: Is the indentation on the back of the heel ? If you have a bump next to the area which is painful ,you probably have a fluid filled cyst called a ganglion. Try padding the surrounding skin by cutting a hole the size of the bump with moleskin. NSAID for several weeks. Avoid positions or activities which worsen the pain or size of the bump.if it fails to resolve in a few weeks or worsens get it chec ...Read more

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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Board Certified, General Surgery
23 years in practice
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Dr. Steven Frydman
Board Certified, Podiatry
42 years in practice
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2 small inner bumps (blisters) in my small toe. Maybe from heels? They're painful a bit and reddish from outside and when pressed white. No fluids. ??

Dr. Steven Frydman
Board Certified, Podiatry
42 years in practice
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2 small inner bumps (blisters) in my small toe. Maybe from heels? They're painful a bit and reddish from outside and when pressed white. No fluids. ??

Soft corn: this may be the start of a soft corn caused by friction of the toes rubbing together. try wider shoes... consult a podiatrist for treatment ...Read more

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Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
Board Certified, Podiatry
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There are 2 painful, deep red-purple bumps on the ball of my foot near the smallest toe, and 1 on the inside arch toward the heel. What could it be?

Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
Board Certified, Podiatry
18 years in practice
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There are 2 painful, deep red-purple bumps on the ball of my foot near the smallest toe, and 1 on the inside arch toward the heel. What could it be?

Need more info: Hard to say for sure without a complete history and examination. See the podiatrist! could be a bruise or a swollen vessel, but if there was no associated trauma, could have been a vessel that popped or a growth. Have it checked! ...Read more

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