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Don’t Ignore That Bump on Your Foot | Bumps Can be Dangerous If Ignored

Every day someone comes into the office concerned about a bump on their foot. It may or may not be painful. It could be small enough to be on one of the toes or quite large on the top or bottom of the foot. It could be perfectly round or an irregular shape. It could be a normal color or dark. It could be soft or hard.

Do not ignore that bump! Most bumps whether soft or hard are not serious. However, occasionally they can be cancerous.

Common bumps on the foot are:

  1. Bone spurs (calcium build up)
  2. Ganglion cyst (thick gel-like fluid filled)
  3. Warts (a type of virus)
  4. Plantar Fibroma
  5. Gout
  6. Squamous cell (skin cancer)

REMOVING THE BUMP ON YOUR FOOT

Some bumps on the foot require immediate attention in the form of removal. This can be done in the office in some cases but often it requires an outpatient procedure. Other bumps can be treated with a cortisone injection to dissolve them. And, even other bumps can be ignored if they’re not painful.

ALTERNATIVE FOOTWEAR

Some bumps need to be addressed quickly because they are constantly irritated by shoes. A bump on the back of the heel is one such bump that shoes can irritate. We will often recommend wearing alternative shoes but that doesn’t always eliminate the pain.

LAB TESTING

In some cases we will take a piece of the bump and send it to a pathology lab to be evaluated. Of course, in this situation we are looking for cancer cells. If any are present we will remove the bump immediately.

SEEK IMMEDIATE ATTENTION

Any bump that is getting larger and more painful requires immediate medical attention. It could start pressing on a nerve, causing an even greater amount of pain.

Many people try over-the-counter products for foot conditions. A bump on the foot is not a time for that. We aren’t aware of any products that effectively eliminate bumps.

The bottom line is… Don’t ignore that bump!

Call us at (210) 375-3318 or fill out the appointment request form here to book your appointment with one of our experts today!

 

 

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