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Painless Lump On My Toes Symptoms
'Lump': It is difficult to discern what type of 'lump' you have. There are soft tissue lesions and tumors, bone lesions and tumors, and then there are contracted joints and foot deformities that appear as 'lumps' against the skin (like bunions and hammertoes). There is really not enough information here to help you with a diagnosis. I suggest you see a medical professional for better evaluation. ...Read more
I have a lump on my second toe on top of the uppermost knuckle no pain. Should I have it looked at?
Mass Unknown Foot: You definitely want to have someone check any masses of unknown origin (like dropping something on your foot). Sometimes these are ganglions, but they are soft normally. Could be a bone spur with soft tissue coverage needing an xray to diagnosis. I would start with an evaluation and xray to be safe and go from there. Dr rich blake. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a lump under my third right toe that was told to be a ganglion. Since, I've developed another lump above the ball of foot. No pain, under skin?
Hard to say: There are a number of potential causes and a detailed exam can usually tell the cause. Having a lump above the "ball" of the foot is usually associated with the insertion of the achilles tendon and can be seen in chronic tendinitis. Causes of lumps under the third toe can include a neuroma, a ganglion, a corn among many possibilities. Thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife has a hard, dime size (maybe smaller) lump around the middle/back of her second toe. Painless and on the right foot. She's a yoga instructor.
To remove, or not.: I'm not quite sure if you are describing the undersurface or the top of the toe. Either way, these seemingly hard lumps most often involve soft tissue cysts such as synovial cysts. They can appear hard, because they are packed with a viscous jelly like fluid. There is the possibility that a boney enlargement is also involved and only an x-ray can verify that. Check with surgeon for treatment. ...Read more
Red bump on the middle of each toe. Both bumps feel like painless lumps, not itchy, and feel like thick skin. Family history of diabetes. What is it?
I have a large lump on my right toe. It is on the underside of the foot. They think it is in my joint. Tried a steroid shot 3 weeks ago and no pain?
Varies: There are a number of possible causes. Some patients will have a subtle foot deformity that can cause a callus to appear on the undersurface if the toe. Inflammatory conditions that involve the joint can also cause areas like you are describing as can benign tumors. I would certainly continue followup through a foot specialist to ensure accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a runner and have had a lump -dime size on the side of my foot for about a year. Causes no pain. Not going away. Should I be concerned?
Don't mess with it.: If you are running painlessly with a dime size lump on your foot, I see no reason to have someone fool with it. The lump will do one of three things. Go away, stay the same or enlarge. Two out of three ain't bad. Leave it alone unless the nature of the lump changes radically. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a lump on my foot. No pain and move able! Like a cyst. What is this? And what's the cure??
Let it play out.: Without a location, it is difficult to give details. However, if it is on the top of the foot, you appraisal of "cyst" makes sense. Size and pain usually determine the action to be taken. Watch and wait is certainly acceptable, but if things about the cyst change, then have it evaluated and excised. Occasionally, these "cysts" will spontaneously rupture only to later recur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a lump on top of my left foot it does not hurt but it seems to be getting bigger and it feels pretty hard
Given: Given that I don't have the benefit of seeing your foot, and not knowing whether there was any history of trauma, the most I can offer is an educated guess, based on the most common "lump" that seems to suddenly develop on the top of the foot, with no injury or underlying disease (like rheumatoid arthritis, etc.). And that would be a ganglion, which is a cyst filled with thick, gelatinous fluid that usually arises from a tendon for no apparent reason. The fluid can be pretty dense and the cyst fairly well packed, giving the appearance of it being hard. They only usually hurt when they press up on a nerve, or with pressure from a shoe. The conservative treatment is to remove the fluid with a needle, and inject a steroid solution. Many times, your doctor would also try to needle it to break up the sac to prevent it from reforming (which is common). If this fails, surgical excision is the other option. The old (probably biblically old) treatment is to whack the thing with a thick book (like a bible). What this attempts to do is break up the cyst. I would caution you to resist doing anything like that, since it almost always reforms after that, and you can injure yourself (and the book). And since we're not 100% certain it really is a ganglion, it's not really prudent to whack an unknown mass with a book! Sometimes, these things disappear as quickly as they appear. But considering there are other things that can produce a "lump, " some of which can be serious, I would recommend you see either your family doctor, a podiatrist, or even an orthopedist, all of which can diagnose this thing and give you the proper treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
My husband has round red lump on top of foot. Feels callously but when pressed squishy. No pain. Any thought what it could be?
My 9 year old daughter has a lump on outer side of her right foot. And it does not hurt. So what could be the reason?
I run and have had a pea sized lump on the inner part of my right foot right behind the ankle. No pain. But should I be worried? Its been a month
No worries.: Keep a watch on it and look for enlargement, color changes, and/or becoming painful. If these things start to happen, I would suggest you have it checked out. ...Read more
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?
My 20-year-old daughter has flat, hard, painless lump on foot bottom near heel, the size of a quarter UNDER THE SKIN-no lesion visible. What is it?
I have a painless lump on my anterior tibialis ligament and my Achilles tendon on my left foot. No trauma. What could it be.
Very worried. Found a small pea sized lump under skin on bottom of right foot near arch. Painless and felt only when foot is flexed.?
I have a painless lump on the side of my foot next to my heel. I noticed it yesterday because it was itching. Should I be concerned and see a doctor?
Yes: I wouldn't be over concerned since the lump is recent. I would see the doctor if the lump is not going away, especially if it is hard in nature. If there is any redness to the area, go see someone tomorrow. You may also want to try soaking the area in warm water and epsom salt a few times a day until you get into the doctor. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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