I have a lump on my foot

Cancerous lumps in the foot are very rare. Depending on the type of lump, it may be best to leave it alone unless it is troublesome. Lumps on the sole of the foot in particular are often treated without surgery, as the scar can make walking painful and the lump may return.

Hard lumps on the top of the foot or base of the big toe are often 'spurs' at the edge of an arthritic joint. The pad of tissue, which develops to protect the area from shoe friction, makes the bump larger. Despite the arthritic change, the joint may not feel painful, so that we only need to remove the bumps. Alternatively, examination may reveal that the joint is causing some of the pain and our treatment must then address the bump and the joint arthritis.

 

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