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Bump on second toe

by VJ
(Durban)

I have a "bump"on my second toe that's the size of a pea. It is on the joint and although it is not painful it looks quite ugly. I have been to a podiatrist but I found her to be quite unhelpful. She was unable to tell me what it was and if it would ever go away. She said that it was not a corn or a callus.I have stopped using shoes that would cause any form of friction on this toe. What can I do? Is there a possibility that it will go away and if so how long will it take?


Hi VJ,
Your picture is a little dark for me to get a good visualization, but why not find another doctor and have the growth removed? Because of its location it looks to be the result of excessive friction or pressure but I could be wrong.
Having it removed and biopsied will definately tell you what it is.
Marc Mitnick DPM

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Sep 20, 2013
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Second Toe Bump
by: Anonymous

it is friction from shoes. The correct problem is called Hammer Toe

Dec 01, 2009
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staph infection?
by: Anonymous

hi,
it looks to me like a staph infection, you should go to the doctor right away. i had the same exact thing on my legs and they said it could get into my blood and lead to worse problems.

Nov 30, 2009
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Collosity
by: VJ

The bump on my toes is not a growth, it is hardened skin. I have been to my GP and he says that it is a "collosity" caused by friction from a shoe. He has suggested that I use open shoes. I have been using tissue oil and it has helped to lighten the mark but I think that it will be a long while before the scar is completely gone, if ever. I have realised that the best that I can do is to try and prevent it from getting any worse.

Nov 29, 2009
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same problem
by: Anonymous

hi i also have the same problem, if you find the answer please can you post it as i would love to know.

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