Sometimes Things Appear on the Foot 👣 Without a Warning ⚠️
One of those things is a bump on the top of the foot , specifically in the middle.
There are two common reasons why this can happen.
The first is what’s called Hypertrophic bone . It’s kind of like a bone 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 shoes.
Neither condition is serious, but both can be painful and chronic.
As always, the most important first step with any condition—especially a bump—is making an accurate diagnosis.
Many times, we can do so with a simple exam and x-ray . An MRI is always available if needed.
Of course, it’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 associated with them.
Although surgery is always our last resort, sometimes it’s necessary to permanently solve the problem.
The best home remedies are to lace the shoes slightly looser, to wear slightly looser fitting shoes , and to avoid shoes or sandals that have a strap that irritates the bump.
Even if you aren’t experiencing pain , having a bump on the top of your foot 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 you’d like us to evaluate.
To Bump-less Feet,
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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.