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I have a small painful hard bump on the side of my heel that changes in color. I have had this bump for 2 years now.

I have a small painful hard bump on the side of my heel that changes in color. I have had this bump for 2 years now.

Evaluation: You need to have it examined. Due to the color changes, see someone soon. It could be minor problem or a serious one. Don't delay. To find a foot specialist see apma. Org. Dr l. ...Read more

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Previously falls. Pain under and behind ankle. Severe outer edge heel pain. Has hurt for months. Cup heel /squeeze is painful. And painful standing.

Previously falls. Pain under and behind ankle. Severe outer edge heel pain. Has hurt for months. Cup heel /squeeze is painful. And painful standing.

Get checked: With some many symptoms you meet to be seen by specialist. Previous falls could mean chronic lateral ankle instability. ...Read more

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I have a painful bump on the bottom left side of my heel. There is a small reddish brown spot. When you feel around it the bumb feels like puss sack.?

Puss: If u think it is a infected blister then you will need antibiotics. Depends how big the abscess is-- may need draining as antibiotics may not work on an abscess if not drained. ...Read more

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I suddenly have a crack/dent on the side of my heel the skin is not broken or dry it's very painful and next to it there's a small bump also painfull

Exam needed: Without examining the area a diagnosis can't be made. If there is spreading redness I would be concerned about cellulitis which would require antibiotic treatment. The lump could be a cyst. If warm wet applications don't improve the discomfort, have a physician evaluate you. ...Read more

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I have pain at the bottom of my heel, in the middle, that feels like a bruise, when I squeeze the side of my heel it hurts. Is this plantar fascitis?

Calcaneal stress rxn: This could be plantar fasciitis but it is not so common to have pain on the sides of the heel bone (calcaneus). So I suspect this may be a stress reaction in the bone from overuse. Rest and a thick silicone heel cushion may help. ...Read more

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I suddenly have a crack/dent on the side of my heel the skin is not broken or dry it's very painful and next to it there's a small bump that's also pa?

Heel pain: Is the indentation on the back of the heel? If you have a bump next to the area which is painful, you probably have a fluid filled cyst called a ganglion. Try padding the surrounding skin by cutting a hole the size of the bump with moleskin. NSAID for several weeks. Avoid positions or activities which worsen the pain or size of the bump. If it fails to resolve in a few weeks or worsens get it chec ...Read more

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How do I treat my swollen feet, with hard skin by the side making it painful wearing pointed heels I love to wear?

How do I treat my swollen feet, with hard skin by the side making it painful wearing pointed heels I love to wear?

Control the swelling: There are some things that can be done to control swelling. Keeping your legs elevated at rest-above heart level. Compressive hosiery is available over the counter. Getting an evaluation from your physician would be a good idea. Sometimes medications cause swelling of the lower extremity. ...Read more

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Very painful bone spur on the side of my heel. Podiatrist had me do stretches, injection, taping, anti-inflammatory, nothing worked. Now what?

Very painful bone spur on the side of my heel. Podiatrist had me do stretches, injection, taping, anti-inflammatory, nothing worked. Now what?

Heel Spur: It sounds like you have received quite a bit of very appropriate treatment for your heel spur and I am sorry to hear that you're not better. Sometimes a series of ultrasound treatments may help reduce inflammation due to the heel spur. ...Read more

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Hi doctor I have a sharp pain at my right side lower waist which goes down to my right leg and the heel part will be more painful when I do houseworķ?

Hi doctor I have a sharp pain at my right side lower waist which goes down to my right leg and the heel part will be more painful when I do houseworķ?

Spine: This sounds like it could be coming from your back w a pinched nerve possibly causing the pain to go down towards your heel. See about some PT to help w this! ...Read more

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Pain in front of abdomen just above pubic bone and into left side. Feels like strain. Painful to walk (better if heels slightly raised) ok to sit and?

Pain in front of abdomen just above pubic bone and into left side. Feels like strain. Painful to walk (better if heels slightly raised) ok to sit and?

Groin Strain: You may have pulled a groin muscle. It is less likely but also possible to have a hernia. A few other less common possibilities come to mind. Need more information and exam. OK to take OTC Tylenol or Advil with food prior to doctor visit for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Using the medication will make going for the doctor exam less painful. If still painful may need ambulance. ...Read more

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What is it when you get a ball on the side of your foot that is very painful?

Possible gout: I assume you are speaking about the base of the great toe. If the area is red, swollen and very tender it is probably gout. Let your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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Raised painful area of side of leg. No colouring but isn't getting smaller. Possibly getting larger!?

Raised painful area of side of leg. No colouring but isn't getting smaller. Possibly getting larger!?

Get it checked: There's really no way to know what this is without seeing it. You should see your doctor to get a diagnosis. If it's getting larger, it's especially important. ...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?

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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My son tripped on the side of his left foot today at gym its painful he can't stand on it and we treated it with ice and ibuerphone

You: You are exactly right as far as the ice and Ibuprofen are concerned. In addition wrap his foot (not too tightly) in an ace bandage. In addition he should keep it elevated and rest it for at least a week. If his pain worsens and he is having difficulty ambulating (walking) and/or his foot becomes very swollen, red, or extremely tender to touch, then a medical evaluation is in order. ...Read more

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Left side of my left leg below the knee is very painful to the touch and to bend.

Left side of my left leg below the knee is very painful to the touch and to bend.

Bursitis: If this is the area directly below the knee, it is called bursitis. If one has been doing work on hands and knees, it is a common problem. Historically this is called house maids knee. Can result if swollen in an infection and may require antibiotics. Please see your doc if this persist. ...Read more

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I've had the side of a chair fall onto my foot. Its a bit swollen and painful. What shall I do?

Injury: If you an walk on it it is probably not broken. If the pain persists or gets worse then let your doctor have a look as you may need an x-ray. You can try moist heat applications, that might help ...Read more

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I have a bump near the side of my left foot and have had it for 3 weeks and it is very painful?

I have a bump near the side of my left foot and have had it for 3 weeks and it is very painful?

Possible 'corn': You need to place a barrier between this area and pressure on your shoe. There are several type of over the counter bandages (Dr. Scholls being commonplace). You can get a 'corn remover' as well. ...Read more

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I always ve pain on the left back pain to the leg. Very painful especially when I try to sleep on the side?

Pinched nerve: I agree that it sounds like sciatica or a pinched nerve in the spine. But, there are other causes of back and leg pain that need to be considered. You need to see a physician that evaluates back pain. Either a pain specialist, physical medicine doctor, sports medicine physician or spine surgeon. ...Read more

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I work sometimes 16 hours a day im a nurse. I have a hard knot on outer side of my right foot painful, burns what do I need to do.

I work sometimes 16 hours a day im a nurse. I have a hard knot on outer side of my right foot painful, burns what do I need to do.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be imagining. It may be due to ill fitting shoes and you should try more comfortable shoes. You could ask one of the doctors you work with to take a look. ...Read more

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I have a painful spot on the side of my foot and it sticks out. It hurts more often and is getting larger. How can I get it fixed?

BIOPSY: Dermatology problems are visual problems. Without seeing it, you have to look at the border; is it irregular or notched? Any color changes? Size larger than an eraser on a pencil? Drainage? A biopsy of the area may be in order. Your doctor can decide after looking at it. Good luck.

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2 weeks ago I started feeling strips of heat on left side of foot. It's getting worse and is spreading to whole foot. It's getting more painful too.

2 weeks ago I started feeling strips of heat on left side of foot. It's getting worse and is spreading to whole foot. It's getting more painful too.

Need to be checked: You should have it checked by your doctor or a podiatrist. It may be inflammation like gout or an infection and as it is getting worse, you should waste no time and seek medical attention asap. ...Read more

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I have a pea size hard knot on the top side of my right foot. If I touch it or hit it, it is very painful, otherwise it doesn't hurt. About 3 weeks

Ganglion cyst: This is a benign cyst that may cause pain by pressing against structures like nerves. If is is really bothersome, some physicians may recommend aspirating it but excision is really the best long term fix. ...Read more

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I have a hernia that will not stay inits very painful. Uh that side leg the back to size of a hard boiled egg and sometimes it makes me sick to my. S?

I have a hernia that will not stay inits very painful. Uh that side leg the back to size of a hard boiled egg and sometimes it makes me sick to my. S?

See a surgeon: Painful hernias that become firm & hard and associated wiith nausea or vomiting may indicate that your hernia becomes trapped or incarcerated at times. You need to see a surgeon. You need to have surgical repair of the hernia. ...Read more

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Splinter on front ride side of foot 3 months ago. Can't find anything with needle, painful when touching around the place and when gently striking over it or when I hit something. Any danger?

Splinter treatment: If the foot hurts where the splinter penetrated 3 months ago, you may have a small foreign body reaction occurring. Your body may try to "wall off" the splinter by creating a scarred mass of tissue around the foreign item. This may hurt when you touch it. You may need an x ray for better diagnosis and a small procedure to remove the mass under local anesthesia. ...Read more