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.