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Lump on top of foot, pain and tingling? Help..

by Leigh

I have been having problems with my right foot. I wore Danskos which might have contributed to this problem. Although it?s getting worse and I stopped wearing danskos 2 months ago.. I started having pain on the right side of my foot. It hurt to put pressure on it. I was also having this issue wear if I touched the top of my foot my toes would tingle and go numb. This has been going on for about 3 months. Last week I started developing about a quarter size lump on the very top of my foot. Right in the middle of my foot. About 2 inches up from my toes and an inch or so down from my ankle, if that helps with location. The same area where when I touch it my toes tingle. The lump seemed to swell throughout the day or get bigger and then seemed to get smaller. To where it almost looked like I had a dark bruise under my skin. Now it is just getting bigger and I am having a lot of foot pain that is radiating into my ankle area. I am to the point where it hurts to walk and I feel like it is affecting my entire ankle, foot area. The lump still seems to be bigger at certain times although I cant pinpoint any times like after activity or after rest, it almost seems worse after I wake up. I do have high arches also. I saw a podiatrist about a month ago prior to the lump and he just gave me a cortisone shot and said he thought it was a nerve problem. The cortisone shot did nothing. And now my foot is just getting worse and now I have this lump forming. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!


Hi Leigh,

Read my section on midtarsal fault and see if that does not sound like your problem.
If the cortisone shot did not work you may need more aggessive treatment ranging from physical therapy in an effort to quiet the area down to perhaps surgery if there is a bone spur on top of the foot that is aggravating the situation.
See a podiatrist, have an xray, and get a full explanation of what is going on.
Marc Mitnick DPM

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Mar 30, 2011
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i need help bad
by: candace

im having the same problem except mine gets worse at the end of the day ,,when i wake up it back to normal and don't tingle and go numb but by the end of the day the tingling goes throughout my whole body and the other night i had a muscle spasm so bad in the leg where i have the lump on my foot that it had felt like someone tazed me and hurt so bad and i have mini spasms throught my whole body all the time..i dont have a bruise just a lump i went to the docter and they said i must have hit it but i knew that wasnt the case so they just sent me home now its been getting worse every since and has lasted 6 months anyone who could tell me whats wrong with it would be much help to me please.its affecting my life very badly thanks
thanks candace

Sep 15, 2010
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Is it the danskos?
by: Niecy

I'm having this same problem except I don't have the lump but I bought sum danskos last week I wore them 2 days in a row and now I'm having this foot tingling pain on the top of my foot ugh! I went for an x ray today still waiting for the results...

Aug 22, 2010
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KNOW WHAT U MEAN
by: Carrie

I have the same problem except I dont have the bruise. I have had this problem for at least 8 months and I have very bad ankles. I do see some Differences. Do you get the pain right up your leg as well? Its Sharp and HOT Its worse when I drive.I know that I have what they call chronic sprained ankles but was told that its my tenant but I know thats not true as the pain is more to the top and front of the food. Do you have any other Ideas?

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