Bump Or Lump On Top Of Foot

Bump Or Lump On Top Of Foot: A bump or lump on top of the foot is also known as a bone spur. This condition can cause numbness & tingling.


What Is The Top Of The Foot Bump Or Lump:

This is almost always a bone spur.

  • A bone spur can form normally as a result of abnormal forces.
  • Increased pressure and stress through the midfoot bones cause bone friction.
  • This bone friction causes little spurs to develop over years and decades.
  • The top of the foot is one of the most common spots for a bone spur.


Bump Or Lump On Top Of Foot
A bump or lump on top of foot is also known as a bone spur. It will develop on top of your foot due to abnormal forces and friction.


Causes Of Top Of Foot Bump or Lump:

Anything that causes increased force or compression through the foot.

  • Dorsal compression syndrome results abnormal force through the foot.
  • It causes stretching of the bottom of the foot.
  • It also causes compression of the top of the foot.
  • This can lead to bone spurs on top of the foot and heel or arch pain at the bottom.
  • Previous broken bones or trauma is also a cause.
  • Osteoarthritis.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Psoriatic arthrits.


Dorsal Compression Syndrome
Dorsal compression syndrome is a very common cause of a bump or lump on top of foot.



Other Bone Spurs:

  • Bottom of the foot or heel bone spur.

  • Back of the foot or heel bone spur.

  • Calcaneal spur or heel spur.

  • Big Toe Joint Spur.

  • Ankle bone spurs.

  • Outside of foot bone spur.

  • Shoulder bone spur.

  • Neck bone spur.

  • Cervical bone spurs.


Will A Bump Or Lump On Top Of Foot Go Away?

These causes of bumps or lumps will go away:

These causes bumps or lumps need surgery:


Lump Or Bump On Top Of Foot Treatment:

It is impossible to remove the bone spur without surgery.

Treatment will focus on control of inflammation:

1)Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation of the foot.

2)Oral anti-inflammatory medication.

3)Topical anti-inflammatory medication.

4) Better fitting shoes.

5)Orthotics to control the foot structure the induced the improper foot structure.

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Bump On Top Of Foot
A bump on top of foot usually gets better when the biomechanics that caused it are controlled! Make sure your arch is corrected and stabilized.



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The Modern Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist Doctor):Today's podiatrist is required to undergo rigorous medical training that licenses them as physicians with equivalent legal standing to the MD and DO degree (These are physician recognized licenses most common only in the USA). Although admittedly the training does differ between the three degrees. The differences are listed below.In Michigan Podiatrists are trained and authorized to perform surgery in the foot and ankle up to the tibial tubercle below the knee.All our podiatrists and foot doctors have undergone rigorous training including a 4 undergraduate college degree, writing the medical school entrance exam (MCAT), followed by a 4 year medical school degree (DPM - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine),Once podiatrists in the USA complete the rigorous 4 year medical school courses, they are required to complete a minimum of 3 years of a surgical and non-surgical residency program. Some podiatrists and foot doctors then choose to go on to further fellowship training specializing in various forms of specialty such as diabetic surgery or reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.The training is not over yet! Each podiatrist must be judged by a governing body where they submit their surgical cases and are reviewed regularly to ensure excellent results. This is a career long evaluation with board qualifications and certifications every few years.So have faith that today's podiatrist is your best choice for your foot and ankle problems! We are able to approach you foot and ankle problems from a non-surgery perspective, but that when necessary we can provide you with the treatment that you need!All articles written by this account are considered to be for educational purposes only. It is impossible for us to truly assess your condition and the advice we give here is meant to give you a basis to then follow up with your podiatrist and foot doctor later.If you have any questions at all, or there is anything that we can help you with, please feel free to contact our office or email us. Podiatrists provide medically necessary treatment which should be covered by valid insurance plans, we are not a cosmetic or elective medical specialty.