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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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I have a large lump on the bottom of the arch of my foot in the middle. It itches and sometimes it burns. In two years, it has grown twice in size. What should I do?

It is mandatory: This be examined by a doctor. It might be something benign like a plantar fibroma or a ganglion. Or, you can g-d forbid have a malignant lesion. Get, yourself to a doctor and have it checked out to make sure it is benign. A podiatrist or dermatologist would be appropriate docs to handle this for you. ...Read more

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Painful lumps on arch of feet painful to walk?

Painful lumps on arch of feet painful to walk?

Plantar fibroma: Is most likely diagnosis based on your description. Supportive shoes and padding may provide some relief. See podiatrist to have this evaluated so tretment options can be explored. ...Read more

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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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There's large painless lump on my daughter's right foot. It's located where the arch and the ball of her foot meet. It's on the inside. What is it?

There's large painless lump on my daughter's right foot. It's located where the arch and the ball of her foot meet. It's on the inside. What is it?

Need more info: We need to know more about the appearance. But if i extrapolate your daughter's age based on your posted age she is a teen or pre-teen. These age groups have a high frequency of plantar warts. ...Read more

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