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Painful Bump On Top Of Foot
I'm a gymnast and I have a painful, bony bump on the top of my foot. It goes away sometimes but when it is there it hurts to flex, walk and touch it.
Ganglion cyst: Likely this is a ganglion cyst with the history of coming and going. It is fluid pushed out of the joint that forms a cyst. The more inflamed the joint, the more fluid is produced and the bigger the cyst. It can cause tension on nearby nerves contributing to the pain you are feeling. ...Read more
Not necessarily: There are many bumps that people develop on their feet. Many of these are from wear and tear arthritis. Sometimes bumps and other deformities are from systemic diseases such as RA (rheumatoid arthritis). See your podiatrist if you are having pain and issues with a bump on the foot. ...Read more
See: A foot doctor or your primary doctor for examination and XR if indicated ...Read more
Large, swollen, hard bump on top of foot below ankle. Swelling seems to have cut off circulation to second toe. What could this be caused from?
I agree that you may have a cyst.
Seek a foot specialist for the proper evaluation
you may need to have it drained and aspirated or removed. ...Read more
Red hard bump on top of foot between pinky and next toe. Very sore. What cud this be and wat home remedy shud I use?
What are possible causes of sudden pain of top of foot with the apeearance of a bump and swelling? Thank u
Cyst of some type: Several things can cause it, there are deposits like lipomas, epidermal cysts, that are benign but can be painful. A common problem in that area can be a ganglion cyst. These are small benign growths that occur on tendons. They are all easily sorted out on physical exam. You should see a primary care doctor. ...Read more
Do they itch?: First question I ask is "does the rash itch? " if it doesn't it's not an allergic rash. Off to the dermatologist with you. ...Read more
What can be reasons for top of foot to not heal after 3 surgeries for torn ligament? Bumps on bottom of foot that itch. Dr suggests another surgery...
Torn ligament: There are many reasons for poor healing. Speak openly with your surgeon for the best guidance. The itchy bumps may be athlete's foot - see your podiatrist for that as well. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Cysts: The bumps along the tendons may be ganglion cysts which form from tendon sheaths that become inflamed. Anti inflammatory meds and rest can help ...Read more
Afraid I have sarcom on top of foot after bump and large bruise. Was told broken vessel after x-ray and cancer wouldn't bruise like that. Is this true?
Hematoma, not sarcom: You most likely have a hematoma (a pooled collection of blood clots underneath the skin), a common condition that can occur after a physical injury. It's more common if you are on blood thinners. Sarcomas are usually slow-growing lumps (takes months/yrs). The only way to be sure is to perform a biopsy. Continue treatment, but talk to a doc who knows you well, esp if not healing. Or use HT Prime. ...Read more
I have 'dropfoot, nervdamage left leg, always pain, ortopedicshoes. I walk on toe. The bone on top of foot "bigger, bump. Foot smaller. What do about "bump?
Dropfoot: You should be evaluated by someone specialized in nerve surgery. Look up aens on the web. ...Read more
Yesterday green lump that looked like large vein appeared on top of foot. Felt bruised. Today it's a small red bump surrounded by green bruise. Dvt?
In theory: It would not be a DVT as the D stands for deep. There is the dorsal venous arch that could get a clot but it would be superficial. Clots in the foot are usually very painful to the exact spot of the clot. If you still have something there why not go get it checked out.... ...Read more
Round gray bump on top of feet, almost flat. I felt an itch then saw it and the top of it came off & now gray bump left. Also had raised flesh bumps?
Rash: Rashes are impossible to diagnosis without looking at them. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
I have non-itchy bumps, flat raised, and with a brownish or red central area, on the back of my hands, forearms and top of feet and one two on the palms.
2 yr old with 104.7 fever yesterday, 100 fever today and now has a small red bump rash on his chest, all over legs and top of feet. What is this?
Will get better: Many common viruses can cause bumpy red rashes all over. However, a toddler with a rash after a high fever breaks may very well have ROSEOLA, or exanthem subitem, which is identified by this appearance after high fever. It is common and goes away by itself. Your child should be getting better and behaving normally. Best wishes! ...Read more
I have itchy red flea bite looking bumps on top of feet and red not bumpy circles almost looks like ringworm on bottom of foot and palms of hands.?
A 1000 word picture.: Unfortunately, trying to identify the nature of skin conditions or infections is extremely difficult to do without actually seeing it. Let's face it, a lot of these conditions have the same general appearance. A real time exam or at least several high quality images are necessary for an accurate opinion. ...Read more
2 mos ago 8 yr old had sore throat fr 6 days fvr for3 rapid test was neg 4 days later had tiny red bumps on top of feet for 3 days no fvr. Still worry?
Viral exanthem: He probably had a viral illness this time of year. As long as his strep tests were normal I wouldn't worry. ...Read more
4 yr f healthy has rash on torso stomach legs and on top of feet itchy little bumps no pus nothing in mouth. Could it be hand mouth and foot?
Check Palms/Soles: Rash with hfm disease usually involves small lesions w/ red base prominent in/around mouth, palms, soles. Strep can cause fine, red sandpaper-like rash on torso/legs and many viruses can cause similar rash. Allergic reaction can also manifest as itchy rash over stomach/legs. Consider allergic rxn if no fever or sore throat and the rash itches. See dr if rash doesn't blanch or increased fever. ...Read more
Tripped, fell, top of foot swollen for 5 days. Painful, switches between mild and severe. What do I do? No other part of foot swollen.
Get checked: You could have a fracture and there is no way to be sure without an x-ray. Don't walk on it, if it hurts. If we could tell whether or not you had a fracture by reading your description or just by looking at the outside of your foot, then x-rays would not have been invented! Get checked so you know how badly you are injured and how long it will take to heal, too! Hope it's nothing major! ...Read more
You would need: To be evaluated in person by a foot doc. The question is to general and a clinical exam including palpation of the foot range of motion testing and possibly xrays to arrive at a correct diagnosis is warranted. ...Read more
I just realized that my 6 yrs old feet has bony bumps on top of both of his feet. What can this be? It's not painful
Boney bumps: These can be normal depending on where they are - your anatomical description won't be as good as ours! - See your podiatrist for an evaluation and any needed x rays ...Read more
Lumps have varieties: A lump in itself could be any number of things. The length of time the lump was noted and was discoloration noted. Has there been similar lumps on the hands/fingers? Such lumps in this area usually involve soft tissue, but can include bone. It could also result from an infectious process. Lumps come in varieties and evaluation by a practitioner is warranted. ...Read more
I have pain on top of foot from toes to ankle. Very painful. Goin on 3 weeks. What could b wrong?
Many variables: You did not mention trauma. Are your ankle or foot joints hot? Are they swollen? Any new activities? My first thoughts would include some form of nerve entrapment, paresthesia, or arthritis. Arthritis can run the gamut from gout, calcium pyrophosphate deposition, degenerative, rheumatoid or lupus. Of course, nothing can take the place of a thorough exam and appropriate blood work. ...Read more
Boiling water spilt on top of foot. Red and painful. No blistering so far. Can I treat this at home?
Keep cool, not cold.: The burn extent is probably a first or second degree. Both can be treated at home if you feel comfortable doing it. Start by rinsing the burn in cool water for 15 minutes. Wash the burn with mild soap and water. Gloves should be used to prevent infection. Use a thin layer of antibiotic ointment keep clean. Elevate the foot and take OTC pain relievers. To remove all doubt, visit the urgent care. ...Read more
Burning, tingling on top of foot, feels like electricity running down my leg, sitting on it makes worser, it's painful, what's wrong?
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