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Hard bump on bottom of foot

by Erika
(Cleveland, Ohio)

see the bump?

see the bump?

When I was about 12 or 13, i noticed this bump about the size of a dime on the bottom of my foot. it is on my left foot, under my pinky toe, but closer to the arch of my foot. so dead center of my foot on the left side of the left foot. any way, from then till about when iwas 22, it would hurt occassionally. get a little hard, and hurt, but go away. i had a baby when iwas 23, and since then, my foot really hurts. if i cross my legs, it gets hard and hurts and throbs. it is about the size of a quarter now. if i am sitting down just normally, i can feel a sharp throbbing. sometimes, it hurts to walk on that side of my foot, so i will walk on the right side of my arch. I have read it might be a fibroma, and those attach onto the fibroma placitias or something like that. but, mine is not under my big toe region, it's under my pinky toe region, around the arch.


Hi Erika,
Thanks for the picture, it makes my job easier. It appears to be a plantar fibroma. They can pretty much occur anywhere on the bottom of the foot.
There are a few different treatments available, go back and read my article on plantar fibroma. Try the conservative things first, do not be quick to have it surgically removed, unless all other treatments fail.
Marc Mitnick DPM

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Mar 13, 2013
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I had that when I was 8 years old.
by: Anonymous

I had that for about 4 years, up until I remember I was 8. I remember it because I hated it. I bothered me so much, my parents and I seen so many doctors and no one wanted to help us, we finally found a doctor in an outpatient clinic and he removed it. It was, under my toe (like yours in the picture) about the size of an quarter, and a very hard bump, always felt like one of those 25 cents toy balls you buy from those quarter machines in the grocery stores.

Anyway, I've always wonder what it was. I remember the doctor telling me he was going to send it to the lab to see if it was cancerous.

However, I was 8 years old, and I only went back one time to see him to take out the stitches and never seen the doctor again.

What is it? My foot has completely healed from the surgery, but I still wonder to this day if this condition is going to ever effect me again?

I still have a scar from this on the bottom of my foot, the surgery was done in 1998, and I was on crutches for about 2 weeks, and prescribe amoxcillin.

Aug 07, 2011
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temp bumps at bottom of feet
by: Anonymous

I get large bumps on the bottom of my feet. They feel bruised and itch. Like a spider bite. I thought that's what it was, but I get them to often. They last for a day or two and then their gone. What is it?

Mar 24, 2011
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my 8 year old has two hard bumps on both feet
by: Anonymous

Hi my daughter has two bumps both at the heel of each foot we have been to the doctor he said it was just hard skin and I should rub it down.
Nothing is working I want to try wartner even though it isn't a wart.
What do u think it could be and how can I get rid of it it hurts her.

Jun 10, 2010
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Bump on bottom of foot & heel
by: Eric Martin

I have this hard bump on the bottom of my left foot, i did visit a foot doctor and she told me that it will not go away and not to be to hasty to have it removed,I'm also a type two (2) diabetic and i worry about things like this especialy on my feet,so she made me a pair of orthodics also had that same hard bump on the back of my right heel that was very painful, but after about six months it disapeared.please tell me what i can do about the bump,will it ever go away too? Thank you

Jun 21, 2009
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Plantar Fibromatosis
by: Debra

I was glad to read about this. I just discovered a bump on the left side bottom of my foot a little below the baby toe and it does hurt. I felt it start hurting yesterday and today felt around and had my husband check it out and it is definitely a bump. I had hurt my right ankle and was forced to lean on my left foot for about 3 weeks and could only wear a flat shoe because I could not get a shoe on my right foot due to swelling from the ankle injury. Anyways, thanks for the info - at least I have a really good idea of what is going on now.

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