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My son has a lump.on top of L foot. It feels like bone but hurts to touch. Went to ER and xray showed no broken bone. Dr said give it 10 days and ice/use crutches, probably sprain. Pain comes and goes for him. Consult orthopedic dr? Worried tumor?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Likely not serious

Sometimes kids or adults will develop a bundle of coatings around a nerve traveling through the skin.
These nodules or cysts stretch the fibers & can cause pain occasionally but are not like a bone cancer or infection.A bone bruise might produce a similar bump but it would become hard & gradually fade over months. A podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon could confirm/exclude this label & discuss treatm

In brief: Likely not serious

Sometimes kids or adults will develop a bundle of coatings around a nerve traveling through the skin.
These nodules or cysts stretch the fibers & can cause pain occasionally but are not like a bone cancer or infection.A bone bruise might produce a similar bump but it would become hard & gradually fade over months. A podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon could confirm/exclude this label & discuss treatm
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Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Pediatrician

It could be a sprain or a ganglionic cyst (benign) or possibly a tumor. Although tumor is unlikely with a normal x-ray.
You should take your son to his pediatrician for further evaluation and for possible referral to orthopedic doctor if the pain doesn't go away. In the meantime, please follow the directions from the ER doctor.

In brief: Pediatrician

It could be a sprain or a ganglionic cyst (benign) or possibly a tumor. Although tumor is unlikely with a normal x-ray.
You should take your son to his pediatrician for further evaluation and for possible referral to orthopedic doctor if the pain doesn't go away. In the meantime, please follow the directions from the ER doctor.
Dr. Ashesh Patel
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Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Internal Medicine

In brief: Foot pain

If pain doesn't resolve in a week or so with the measures your doctor has recommended, see an orthopedic surgeon.

In brief: Foot pain

If pain doesn't resolve in a week or so with the measures your doctor has recommended, see an orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
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