Lump, bump, thickening, or growth on the toe, foot, or ankle
A lump, bump, thickening, or growth may have a number of causes, such
Shoes rubbing and causing a
callus or corn to develop. Wear a more comfortable
pair of shoes and pad irritated skin to relieve pressure and
A painful swollen bump (bunion) on your
big toe joint or a bump on the little toe (bunionette). See an illustration of
a bunion or
bunionette . For more information, see the topic
Bunions in Related Information.
Thickened skin around a
plantar wart, a virus that may be treated with
medication or surgical removal. For more information, see the topic Warts and
Plantar Warts in Related Information.
A bony or soft tissue mass
such as a
heel spur. Often a heel spur can be left alone.
Occasionally surgery is needed.
A hard bump on the back of your heel may be
Haglund's deformity, which is related to a type of
bursitis of the heel (retrocalcaneal bursitis). Bursitis is
an inflammation of the sacs (bursae) that contain small amounts of lubricating
fluid to help
tendons and joints move smoothly.
By Ellen Strum
Treat your feet right, and they’ll keep you
After a day on your feet, your feet likely hate you—and you hate them, too.
"If your feet aren't healthy, it affects how you function and live your
life," says Dr. Helena Reid, D.P.M., of Moline, Ill., a spokeswoman for the
American Podiatric Medical Association. Plus, she adds, foot pain can cause you
to walk abnormally, throwing off your alignment and putting unnatural pressure
on your knees, hips, and...