Hard Bump On The Bottom Of My Foot
The hard bump on the bottom of my foot is usually due to 4 common causes:
- A fibroma is a concentration of connective tissue.
- This usually starts to trauma, but can occur for any reason.
- This can feel like a hard pebble just under your skin.
- If can range from 2mm to 5 cm!
- It could be one bump or multiple bumps.
- They are usually non-painful, but as you walk on them they start to hurt!
- Which is the most common source of arch & heel pain in the world.
- Inflammation can cause your arch ligaments to swell.
- This leads to stiff & aching morning pain.
- This is not a very hard lump, but a big swollen hard area.
- This is much more common, but less of a hard lump than a plantar fibroma.
- This is very, very rare.
- If you have a hard discrete bump, it is likely a fibroma or plantar fasciitis.
- But even if it is very rare, MRI or X-ray should be done to rule out this very dangerous tumor.
- Ganglion cysts are swellings of fluid.
- They are usually near foot joints.
- The most common are the big toe joint, the middle of the foot and the ankle.
- A cyst by definition is a sac filled with fluid and it can feel hard or soft.
- These are usually not dangerous.
If you can feel a “pebble- like mass” it is most likely a plantar fibroma:
- It is a relatively non-dangerous condition that occurs at the bottom of your feet.
- They are most common y in the arch.
- A plantar fibroma is the development of what feels like a pebble of connective tissue.
- They can be small or large.
- It can be one or multiple.
Where Did It Come From?
- The nodules are extremely slow growing taking months to years before they even begin to irritate you.
- They can occur due to trauma.
- They can occur due to abnormal stress.
- Sometimes they can be genetic.
- They are still not completely understood, but it is the abnormal function of collagen producing cells.
- They are signaled by your immune system to start working.
Symptoms of a Hard Bump on the Bottom of My Foot:
- Plantar Fibromas are not tender and painful by themselves.
- But it feels like there is a pebble trapped under your skin.
- This causes pain with every step that you take.
- This condition occurs on both sides of the feet in approximately 25% of people.
- Hard painful bump.
- “Under the skin”.
A plantar fibroma can be treated conservatively or surgically.
Conservative bump on the bottom of the foot treatment:
- Gel cushioning.
- Accomodative orthotics.
- Shoe accomodations.
- Get cutous.
Surgical bump on the bottom of the foot treatment:
- If the mass is extremely large, surgery is likely your only option.
- You should schedule a visit with an experienced foot doctor or podiatrist immediately for an evaluation.
- Nothing else will work to remove the mass.