Sometimes Things Appear on the Foot ๐Ÿ‘ฃ Without a Warning โš ๏ธ

One of those things is a bump on the top of the foot ๐Ÿฆถ, specifically in the middle.

There are two common reasons why this can happen.

The first is whatโ€™s called Hypertrophic bone ๐Ÿฆด. Itโ€™s kind of like a bone ๐Ÿฆด spur, but larger.

The second reason is a common soft tissue lesion called a Ganglion cyst.

These can be hereditary, from a minor injury, or caused by certain shoes๐Ÿ‘ž๐Ÿ‘ก.

Neither condition is serious, but both can be painful ๐Ÿ˜– ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿฅบ and chronic.

As always, the most important first step with any conditionโ€”especially a bumpโ€”is making an accurate diagnosis.

Many times, we can do so with a simple exam ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€โš•๏ธ and x-ray ๐ŸŽž. An MRI ๐Ÿฅ is always available if needed.

Of course, itโ€™s important to rule out anything serious.

If the bump is one of the two conditions mentioned above, we have methods to alleviate the pain ๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–associated with them.

Although surgery ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€โš•๏ธ is always our last resort, sometimes itโ€™s necessary to permanently solve the problem.

The best home ๐Ÿ  remedies are to lace the shoes ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ slightly looser, to wear slightly looser fitting shoes ๐Ÿ‘ž, and to avoid shoes ๐Ÿ‘  or sandals ๐Ÿ‘ก that have a strap that irritates ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ the bump.

Even if you arenโ€™t experiencing pain ๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–, having a bump on the top of your foot ๐Ÿ‘ฃ diagnosed can ease your mind and provide you with information for what to expect moving forward.

Let us know if you have a bump on your foot ๐Ÿ‘ฃyouโ€™d like us to evaluate.

To Bump-less Feet๐Ÿ‘ฃ,

Dr. Rosales๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€โš•๏ธ

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The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other podiatry topics, feel free to contact Flagstaff Foot Doctors by clicking here or by calling 928-774-4825.