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What can cause a lump on the arch of foot?

What can cause a lump on the arch of foot?

Plantar fibroma: Ganglion cyst and many other possibilities. I recommend you get evaluated. The history is important as well. You may need diagnostic testing such as x-ray, sonogram, or MRI if the diagnosis is not obvious. Do not wait to get this taken care of because a "lump" is usually not normal. ...Read more

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Painful lumps on arch of feet painful to walk?

Plantar Fibroma: Sounds like plantar fibroma. These are benign growths that occur in the arch of the foot. They can be painful or not, but once become symptomatic will require some sort of treatment that can be best discussed with a podiatrist. Different shoe inserts, custom orthotics, topicals or injections may be required. Surgery is the last option for these. ...Read more

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I have what started out as a small lump on the bottom of my foot (it has grown larger). It's not on the arch or the heal. It's painful when walking.

I have what started out as a small lump on the bottom of my foot (it has grown larger). It's not on the arch or the heal. It's painful when walking.

Have it checked: Clearly, anytime a lump develops, that increases in size and pain with ambulation, it needs to be checked out. I recommend surgical excision of any mass that is painful and increasing in size with time. Routinely, the specimen that is excised is sent to the pathology lab. ...Read more

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Arch of right foot itched terribly for 2 days. Now there is a quarter size lump on the arch of my foot that is painful to touch and swelling as well in bottom of foot. Causes???

Arch of right foot itched terribly for 2 days. Now there is a quarter size lump on the arch of my foot that is painful to touch and swelling as well in bottom of foot. Causes???

Itch and lump: Itching followed by the appearance of a lump suggests an allergic reaction (angioedema) or an insect bite. These should not be very tender to the touch, however. See your Physician or a podiatrist if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Hard, painful egg-sized lumps on both feet at arches appeared suddenly. Have MS and have been breaking out in hives the last week. Are they related???

Hard, painful egg-sized lumps on both feet at arches appeared suddenly. Have MS and have been breaking out in hives the last week. Are they related???

Purely: Guessing I would say maybe they are plantar fibromas. However, its a pure guess as I don't see your feet, go get it checked out. ...Read more

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Itchy bump on arch of foot. Very itchy sometimes turn into a hollow blister. Always recurring. Can't get rid of it. Only on arch very very itchy?

Itchy bump on arch of foot. Very itchy sometimes turn into a hollow blister. Always recurring. Can't get rid of it. Only on arch very very itchy?

Sounds like fungus: I've seen this kind of blister with a fungal infection of the feet, like athlete's foot. There certainly could be other causes, but you might want to try an antifungal cream. ...Read more

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What is causing my foot pain and painful lumps on soles of feet?

What is causing my foot pain and painful lumps on soles of feet?

Plantar fibromas: Plantar fibromas can be made pain free by shrinking them with interlesional steroid injections. ...Read more

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I have a painful lump on my right foot it hurt when I try to walk on it?

Painful lump: This could be traumatic, gout, bunion, infection. Please see a podiatrist or your family doctor to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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Have a small cluster of lumps on the sole of my right foot which r painful when I'm walking & r also a bit itchy what could this be?

Have a small cluster of lumps on the sole of my right foot which r painful when I'm walking & r also a bit itchy what could this be?

May be pump bump: You could have pressure bumps on the heel which may come from high heel shoes. Pl see attached for the condition's description. You should get checked by your PCP, who can get X Ray to confirm diagnosis or refer you to an orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm 20 years old. I have a hard not painful lump ontop of my left foot. I'm really worried. What could this be? The lump is hard. Not painful doesn't

Hi. I'm 20 years old. I have a hard not painful lump ontop of my left foot. I'm really worried. What could this be? The lump is hard. Not painful doesn't

Could be many things: A benign lesion needs to be differentiated from a malignant one. See a dermatologist or foot doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes a painful lump on the insole of my foot?

What causes a painful lump on the insole of my foot?

Further work up: See a podiatrist. It may be a plantar fibroma but could also be many other possibilities. It can be evaluated with xray and/or ultrasound as well as with thorough history and exam. Depending on the cause the treatment varies. ...Read more

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What causes a painful lump on sole bottom of my foot?

A few things...: A lot dependds on if the "lump" is in the skin or under the skin. It could ba any of a number of tumors, or more commonly, a benign process known as a plantar fibroma. See a podiatrist for an exam. ...Read more

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I have a painful hard foot lump on top of my foot....what could it be? I just noticed it last night.

I have a painful hard foot lump on top of my foot....what could it be? I just noticed it last night.

Ganglionic cyst: Is a possibility but it could be a number of things. Any lump or bump deserves a doctors visit and possible biopsy. ...Read more

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Painful lump by toes at top of foot?

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

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I've got a small lump on left foot on top. Is not painful. No swelling.?

I've got a small lump on left foot on top. Is not painful. No swelling.?

A few things: It sounds like it could be a little bursa, ganglionic cyst, lipoma or if it is hard, a bone spur or prominence of bones at the top of the foot. Keep an eye on it. If it gets bigger, painful or shows sign of shoe irritation consider seeing a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have a very painful lump under the skin on ball of my foot it moves around and really hurts?

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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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 really painful lump in my right foot. I've had it for a few years now, but it's getting worse and I'm afraid to see a doctor.

I have a really painful lump in my right foot. I've had it for a few years now, but it's getting worse and I'm afraid to see a doctor.

Lump: Waiting only makes it worse - as you are already experiencing. Summon your courage and make an appointment to see your podiatrist and be proactive ...Read more

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I have 2 hard and somewhat painful lumps on the side sole of feet they are on the outside of each foot, what is it?

See a Podiatrist.: This sounds like it is probably the base of your fifth metatarsals causing some pressure callouses. May also be plantar fibromas but less likely if it is on both feet in the same spot. See a podiatrist, get some x-rays. Probably a very simple problem with a simple solution. If the first doctor you see suggests surgery, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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I have a sometimes painful lump on my left foot 4th toe from the right for 2 weeks I would like to know what it may be and if I should do athletics?

I have a sometimes painful lump on my left foot 4th toe from the right for 2 weeks I would like to know what it may be and if I should do athletics?

Be seen: There are somany possibilities you would need to be seen for an accurate diagnosis; but unlikely to be a contraindications to participation in athletics. Among the more common causes is a pressure phenomenon such as a callous or corn with or without an underlying structural deformity of the foot. An exam and possibly an xray would likelydeyermine the cause. ...Read more

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Hi I have a lump in my 2nd toe on left foot for 2 days my toe is swollen red and its painful what could it be?

Hi I have a lump in my 2nd toe on left foot for 2 days my toe is swollen red and its painful what could it be?

Infection: Red, swollen and painful are often signs of an infection. See a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment - most likely including a course of an antibiotic. ...Read more

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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?

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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Big toes painful as there quite big and is stiff left one is worse hurts when walking now second toe is bent to side and has lump on it on left foot?

Big toes painful as there quite big and is stiff left one is worse hurts when walking now second toe is bent to side and has lump on it on left foot?

English Bunion: You have given a pretty good description of a typical bunion deformity of the great toes. The great toe is also shifting laterally or toward the little toe causing a subsequent hammering of the second toe. The stiffness is due to the excessive bone growth around the joint which not only causes pain but can also change the way you walk. All flannel aside, you need to have it evaluated for a fix. ...Read more

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Pebble smooth and semi-loose lump on left foot, above big toe metatarsal head. Not painful when lump is moved around. What is it?

Pebble smooth and semi-loose lump on left foot, above big toe metatarsal head. Not painful when lump is moved around. What is it?

Synovial Cyst: It sounds like a synovial cyst. If it doesn't bother you, it should be just fine if left alone... it might even go away. If it starts to bother you or continues to grow, have it checked out by your family doc. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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The outer edge of my foot hurts. There seems to be a lump that is very tender to the touch. It's painful to walk. What could this be?

The outer edge of my foot hurts. There seems to be a lump that is very tender to the touch. It's painful to walk. What could this be?

Bunion, bunionette?: Depends on where on the side of the foot it is located... inside/outside, base of a toe. Consult with a podiatrist and/or orthopedic surgeon, wear proper fitting shoes that do not put excessive pressure on the area. Follow the advice given by the specialists. ...Read more

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Pain in shin just above where foot meets. Quarter sized lump like when pressing and painful. Been there about 4 months. Whole shin sore.

Shin lump: This could be a benign mass like cyst or fatty growth called lipoma. Please see a primary care physician and get evaluated for other possible masses as well. ...Read more

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I have a small lump above my foot on my shin looks like a bite, isn't painful or itchy it's just there! I've recently started running could this be y

Watch and document.: There are just too many things that could cause a small lump to make even an educated guess. The fact that it's not painful, color indicated that is probably not inflamed or infected. The depth of the lump as well as it's firmness could possibly narrow down the possibilities. Keep an eye on it, maybe even take a picture of it, and resubmit the information if the lump gets larger. ...Read more

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I got a splinter or something in my foot about 4 months ago, and it's been a little painful to walk barefoot during that time. It also hurts with any pressure applied to the small area, and it is a small visible bump/lump right there, slightly brown color

I got a splinter or something in my foot about 4 months ago, and it's been a little painful to walk barefoot during that time. It also hurts with any pressure applied to the small area, and it is a small visible bump/lump right there, slightly brown color

End the Problem.: A talented surgeon should have no difficulty extracting the foreign body, or what's left of it, along with dealing with the inflammatory tissue. Probably best performed under an out-patient setting but in-office could be possible. ...Read more