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Why do I have Bumps on my Feet? The 12 most common bumps on feet!

Why do I have Bumps on my Feet? We talk red itchy bumps on feet, bumps on the bottom of the feet, outside of the feet, and top of the feet!

These are the most common bumps and lumps that we see on the bottom of the feet:

Bumps on the bottom of my feet video description:

  • Bumps on the bottom of the feet are usually related to plantar fibromatosis.
  • A plantar fibroma is a thickening of the plantar fasciitis
  • We go over the best home remedies, the best massage, and the best exercises.

What are these bumps on my feet?

  • “What are these bumps on my feet?” is a common question we hear as podiatrists.
  • These are the most common causes of bumps on the feet that we see:

Bumps on the outside middle of the foot.

Lump on Side of the Foot Near the Ankle: Causes & Best Treatment

Bumps on the top of the foot.

  • Bumps on top of the foot are very common, this could be a high arched cavus foot type, or it could be osteoarthritis on top of the foot.
  • Top of the foot pain can cause bumps and pain very commonly.
Bump Or Lump On Top Of Foot: Causes, Symptoms & Best Treatment!

Big Bumps on the bottom of the foot?

  • If you have a thick big lump or bump on the bottom of your foot, this could be something called plantar fibroma.
  • Plantar fibromatosis is a common condition we see as podiatrists. We have some great videos and guides for this condition here.
  • We go over the best shoes for plantar fibroma pain as well.
  • Plantar fibromatosis is made up of keratin can be very painful!
Plantar Fibroma Causes & Treatment

Toe Calluses or Foot Calluses:

  • Calluses are a thick buildup of skin. This is also known as hyperkeratosis. Calluses are usually caused by pressure with bones or prominent areas in the bottom of the foot.
  • We go over what to do about these big thick lumps and bumps on the bottom of your foot!
  • These could be red and painful bumps on your foot if they are aggravated.
Best shoes for ball of the foot pain

Toe Corns or Foot Corns:

  • Corns are a little bit different than calluses.
  • As podiatrists, we see corns very commonly.
  • They are like a spiked center that develops in a callus, and this can cause pain. This is known as hyperkeratotic tissue, and it is theorized to be a plugged sweat gland.
  • We have a great guide on corn removal and had a treat for your corns.
Heloma durum on the foot home treatment


  • A lipoma is a buildup of fatty tissue that can be very commonly on the human body.
  • The most common location of the lipoma is on the outside bottom of the ankle. This can also be called your subtalar joint.
  • When the foot really flattens, the fatty tissue buildup can occur here.
  • This is a prevalent site of buildup on the outside of the ankle.

Morton’s neuroma:

  • Morton’s neuroma can be a swollen buildup on the front center of your foot.
  • This usually happens between her third and fourth toes between the third and fourth metatarsal joints.
  • This can cause numbness burning, and tingling in a sharp shooting zapping pain.
  • If you think you have a Morton’s neuroma click on our guide treat it here.
  • We also go over our favorite shoes for Morton’s neuroma pain.
best running shoes for morton's neuroma

Plantar warts:

  • Do you have a wart, a corn, or callus?
  • We went over how to tell the difference between the 3 and had a treat these.
  • Plantar warts are generally caused by a virus called HPV.
  • We go over our favorite treatments for plantar wart care.
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Foot or Heel Bursitis:

  • Many types of bursitis can develop in the foot.
  • The most common is bursitis of the big toe joint, bursitis of the fifth metatarsal joint, and finally bursitis of the heel.
  • Heel bursitis is the buildup of swollen tissue along the heel.
Retrocalcaneal bursitis back of the heel pain

Haglund’s bump deformity:

  • A Haglands bump is a bony prominence that develops on the back of the heel.
  • The Achilles tendon does insert into the back of the heel, and the skin can appear swollen.
  • This can sometimes do appear as a big red bump on the back of your foot and heel.
Sore bump at the back of the heel


  • A ganglion cyst is a pervasive form that can appear on your foot.
  • These are very common on top of the foot, on the side of the ankle, on the side of the foot, and top of the smaller toes.
  • A ganglion cyst is usually not dangerous in his joint fluid herniating out of the joints.
  • This appears like a big thick pimple underneath the skin that will not pop.
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Dyshidrotic eczema:

  • The most common cause of red itchy bumps on foot is called dyshidrotic eczema.
  • This is usually due to irritation of the skin.
  • This can happen due to sweat, irritation, or rubbing against the socks or shoes.
  • The best way to treat this is to cleanse the skin and soap the skin, and potentially treat it with a topical antifungal or antibiotic if there are continued issues.
  • We go over how to treat these itchy red bumps and lumps here.
Why do I have bumps on my feet?

What causes bumps on feet?

  • Bumps on feet have a lot of different causes.
  • Look above, and he will see her list of top 12 causes of bumps on the feet.
  • We commonly see skin conditions affect the feet as well.
  • The most common cause of ” bumps on my feet” is eczema, which can cause little red bumps on the feet that cause pain.
  • Keeping you be clean and soaked can really make a big difference in helping in this case.
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The most common large bump on the bottom of the foot is called a plantar fibroma. Click on the picture to see how to take care of the bumps on the bottom of your feet!

What do red bumps on your feet mean?

  • Red bumps on your feet usually mean that you have an eczema reaction.
  • The most common causes are irritations to external factors.
  • This means too much sweat especially rubbing in your gym shoes or your gym socks.
  • It is a good idea to keep your socks change especially while breathable shoes and with breathable socks.
  • This will also help with foot rubbing and irritation.
  • It can help to moisturize your feet with a good moisturizing foot lotion.

Why do I have small bumps on my feet?

  • Patient’s frequently asked a question, “why to have small bumps on the feet?”
  • This usually means that you are having irritation to your skin.
  • This could be eczema or dermatitis.
  • This means that your skin is being irritated by either sweat or material such as socks.

How do I get rid of sweat bumps on my feet?

  • Patients frequently ask us about “how to get rid of sweat bumps on feet?”
  • The most common way to get rid of sweat bumps is to get good breathable socks to handle sweat.
  • The second best way is to get a good supportive shoe that is breathable and non-constrictive.
  • Another good way is to talk with your podiatrist and foot doctor about getting an antiperspirant for your feet.
  • An aluminum-based antiperspirant can really help.

What causes itchy bumps on hands and feet?

  • The most common causes of itchy bumps on hands and feet are dermatitis and eczema.
  • This can cause a lot of tenderness through both the left and the right feet.
  • The best way to do this is to keep your feet clean with Epsom salt foot soaks, which can really make a big difference and improve the quality of your feet.
  • Keep your feet clean, wear good breathable socks and wear good breathable shoes.

What causes bumps on the bottom of the feet?

  • The most common cause of bumps on the bottom of the feet is a plantar fibroma. This is also known as plantar fibromatosis.
  • The cause is debatable, but a lump in your plantar fascia can usually cause this.
  • Our favorite way to treat this is to wear good supportive plantar fibroma shoes, a good supportive plantar fibroma orthotic.
  • We also love to utilize shockwave therapy to break up the scar tissue that forms the lump of your plantar fibroma.
Why do I have bumps on my feet?

Athlete’s foot bumps on the feet:

  • Athlete’s feet can easily cause bumps on their feet.
  • The athlete’s foot is the buildup of foot fungus.
  • This can cause eczema and dermatitis on the skin.
  • The skin can turn red and become irritated. This can cause small little bumps on the feet and little itchy red bumps on the feet.
  • The best way to treat the athlete’s foot is to reduce sweat and fungus from the foot.
  • We go over the BEST athlete’s foot treatment guide right here.

Red pimple-like bumps on the feet:

  • Red pimple-like bumps can be due to eczema and dermatitis.
  • This can also be associated with forming an athlete’s foot and foot fungus or even bacteria.
  • Forming a pimple-like bump means that your body is trying to digest the foreign substance and spit it out.
  • This can happen with bacterial or fungus buildup or foreign substances such as ingrown hair.
  • If you have a severe bacterial infection or an abscess, call your doctor immediately. If you are in Michigan, see us, and we can help take care of your skin problem on your foot.
  • Follow our athlete’s foot fungus treatment as well.

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