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

What causes a painful lump on sole bottom 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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Painful lumps on arch of feet painful to walk?

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 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?

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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I have a 1 1/2" diameter lump on the bottom outside edge of my left foot across from the arch. Feels like walking on a rock - ankle rolls in.?

I have a 1 1/2" diameter lump on the bottom outside edge of my left foot  across from the arch.  Feels like walking on a rock - ankle rolls in.?

You need to get : It examined. See a foot doc. Any lump really mandates a biopsy in my eyes. You need to differentiate a benign growth from malignant lesion. Such growths can be ganglion, synovial cyst, plantar fibroma. But for every benign lesion there is a malignant twin and so the risk reward ratio of a biopsy is the right thing to do for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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